Guest Speakers

Virtual Geologist in the Classroom

Connect your classroom with a real-life geologist! In this free workshop, MineralsEd Volunteer Geologists virtually visit classrooms to present on a geoscience topic of the educator’s choice, followed by a Q&A session. This is a great opportunity for classes learning about Earth Science, rocks and minerals, or careers to get first-hand knowledge from a professional geoscientist. Our volunteers are passionate and have a diverse set of knowledge and experiences. Book your geologist today!

Examples of Geoscience Topics: Rocks and Minerals, Mining, Geology of B.C, Indigenous Knowledge in the Earth Science, Climate Change, Layers of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Mars, Fossils, Deep Time, Careers, and more!


Geodude Corner

Patrick McAndless, aka Geodude, is a veteran industry geologist and valued MineralsEd "Rock Star". In his retirement, Mr. McAndless has devoted his energy and attention to the education of youth, from post-secondary to elementary, sharing his passion for Earth Science and mining and inspiring young people to be the best they can be. 

Mr. McAndless is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker who has a growing repertoire for classroom presentations. The workshop can be adapted into a 60- or 90-minute period depending on the class schedule. Mr. McAndless no longer offers classroom visits due to his busy schedule, however, he does currently offer two of his presentations Rocks to Rockets and It's About Time narrated and ready to present to your classroom.