Classroom Workshops

In-class workshops for your classrooms to enhance your science, social studies, and mining units. 

Virtual Junior Geologist Workshop

In this 90-minute Virtual Workshop, students will be introduced to rocks and minerals, and the rock cycle. Students will learn why rocks and minerals are non-renewable natural resources, the uses of minerals in everyday life, rock types, and the rock cycle. They will also have the chance for hands-on learning by investigating the physical properties of rocks and minerals using the same techniques as real geologists. By the end of this workshop, your students will be a "Junior Geologist"! 

There are two programs to choose from:

  • The Rock Cycle - Minerals in everyday life; BC mineral resources; rock properties; the rock cycle.
  • Rocks and Minerals - Minerals in everyday life; BC mineral resources; rock and mineral properties; mineral identification.

Yukon Dan - Gold Panning

Yukon Dan Moore is a world champion gold panner who presents a one-of-a-kind gold panning workshop in classrooms for all grade levels. In this 75-minute workshop, Yukon Dan will connect gold panning with earth science, geology, natural resources, and the history of BC and Canada.