Yukon Dan - Gold Panning in the Classroom

Yukon Dan (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 B.C. and Canada. Students will have the opportunity to try gold panning for themselves and explore Yukon Dan's private collection of gold panning equipment and rocks and minerals. 

This workshop can accommodate up to 30 students and has been adapted for an outdoor setting for safe social distancing. Yukon Dan will bring two portable, gravel-lined "streams" for panning and a marvelous display of panning equipment and gold nuggets. Students will rotate through three work-stations: panning for gold, heavy mineral examination, and magnetic mineral separation. 

Learn more about Yukon Dan and his workshop on his website

Curriculum Subjects: Science, Social Studies

Grade Levels: All

Workshop Length: 75-minutes

Cost: $7/student; minimum $210/workshop

Presenter: Yukon Dan

Teachers may apply for a MineralsEd subsidy for this Workshop by completing the form below.