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 book your workshop through his website. 

Curriculum Subjects: Science, Social Studies

Grade Levels: All

Workshop Length: 75-minutes

Cost: $9/student; minimum $275/workshop

Presenter: Yukon Dan

Complete the form on our Field Trip Subsidy Request page to request a MineralsEd subsidy for this Workshop (up to 35%). This application must be received before your class workshop. If you are booking more than one workshop at your school, please sumbit all workshops as one request/invoice. Funds will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Only complete applications will be considered.

MineralsEd will send an email confirmation if funding is available and the amount provided. You must contact MineralsEd after you have completed your workshop. A cheque for the amount of the subsidy will be mailed to your school.