Issue #15, Spring 2018
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In This Issue:

Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic and Rock Cycle Ride for Minerals Education Golf2018

Join us for the 12th Annual Mining Matters  Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic    on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Cedar Brae Golf Club in Scarborough. Also taking place is the 7th Annual  Rock Cycle Ride for Minerals Education
Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Contact  for more information.

Now Hiring Hiring
Calling all students! Mining Matters will be adding dedicated, qualified individuals to our dynamic team for the summer season. If you know a 
post-secondary student that is passionate about Earth science, enjoys working with kids, loves to travel and is interested in gaining valuable skills for a career in the minerals industry this is a terrific opportunity. Please share our  posting  with interested students and encourage them to apply.
"Skookum" Couple Race Again to Support Mining Matters skookum
Glenn Nolan and Maureen Hatherley will once again be taking part in the Yukon River Quest, a five-day race that stretches down the Yukon. The world's longest annual paddling race challenges paddlers to test their endurance, racing 715 km, by canoe or kayak, from Whitehorse to Dawson City. 
Passionate about Earth science education, the couple asks members of the minerals industry to sponsor their race by donating to Mining Matters. "Raising funds to support Mining Matters is a small way Maureen and I can give back to an industry that has done so much for so many," says Glenn.
The couple's participation in the annual race is set to run June 27 to July 1, 2018. We wish Glenn and Maureen all the best in their adventure. 

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New Metals Activities metals
Mining Matters has developed a series of new activities about metals. Students use scientific instruments to investigate the properties of metals and learn how metal is extracted from ore. The activities promote awareness of how our buildings, energy systems, transportation, and even our clothing, rely on metals extracted from the Earth.
Music and Mining Poster music
We are excited to announce the upcoming publication of  Music and Mining.  T his is  the fifth poster in our series  Mining Makes it Happen . The poster series is designed to raise awareness of the importance of mineral resources in everyday life.           

Music and Mining will illustrate the connection between music and the minerals, metals and elements used in its creation and performance. The poster will present an historical timeline that describes musical instruments and equipment, from a variety of genres, ranging from orchestral through to popular music. Look for Music and Mining this summer.
Mining Matters Rocks with More French Resources french
Mining Matters understands how important it is to provide its educational materials in both of Canada's official languages. This year we are pleased to offer more of our educational materials in French. Two new sets of hands-on activities:  Metals and Mining and Mining and the Environment will be available in French thanks to the financial support from Canadian Heritage. Our newest poster, Music and Mining, will be published in French thanks to the support of both Canadian Heritage and the Québec Mining Association.
Science By Night at the Canadian Museum of Nature sciencebynight
April 19th marked the fourth year the Canadian Museum of Nature held its Science by Night (Science la Nuit) event. This free event was open to the public and drew a crowd of over 1,800 people of all ages to the museum.

At the  Mining Matters booth, museum guests were able to grab a hardhat, rock hammer, vests, and other mining gear and take a picture of themselves "underground". Geological testing equipment was used to discover many different properties of minerals and visitors participated in a trivia-style quiz. Guests also learned about careers in mineral exploration and mining.
Mining 101 in Nunavik  Salluit
In March, Mining Matters travelled to Salluit, Québec to deliver a Mining Rocks program in conjunction with Raglan Mine's Environmental Forum.

Mining Matters delivered hands-on activities as a part of a Mining 101 workshop for intermediate and secondary students. Raglan's Samwillie Grey Scott opened the workshop with a presentation about his career as an Inuk in the mining industry. Students then tried their hand at Mining Matters engineering design challenges. They worked alongside scientists and Raglan Mine employees to build water filtration systems using household materials. The students then competed in the headframe challenge which required them to build headframes capable of lifting marbles using only straws, construction paper and masking tape. Cookie mining and mineral discovery activities were also a big hit with the students!

An after-school community event featuring amethyst jewellery-making and soapstone carving was attended by local youth and their exchange partners from southern Québec. Kululak Ittuluk, a local carver stopped by the event and worked with the students on their carvings, connecting the activity to the local tradition.
Things are Blazing in the Ring of Fire  ringoffire
Since August 2017,  Mining Matters has reached 750 i ndividuals in 15 remote and road-side communities in the Ring of Fire area thanks to our partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Communities included Animbigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation, Aroland First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Ginoogaming First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Long Lake #58 First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, Neskantaga First Nation, Nibinamik First Nation, Webequie First Nation, Kapuskasing and Hearst.

Mining Matters Indigenous Communities Education and Outreach Programs engage children, youth and adults in a variety of hands-on activities related to rocks, minerals and various aspects of the mining industry, such as its relationship to the environment and careers in mining. With sensitivity to the importance Indigenous communities play in resources stewardship, management and development, the programs provide teacher workshops, camp and school programs as well as community events.
If you would like to learn more about partnership programs with 
Mining Matters, please visit our website.
2018 PDAC Convention Mining Matters Education Program convention2018
Each year, Mining Matters presents a unique professional development opportunity for teachers, as well as education programs for elementary and secondary students, during the PDAC Convention. Participants learn about Canada's mineral wealth, see technologies used in mineral exploration, discover career opportunities, and learn about the industry's social responsibilities to the environment and communities.
This year's theme of the Mining Matters Teachers' Day event was "Big Data in Mineral Exploration, Mining and Earth Science". The event provided educators from across the GTA and Ottawa Valley with an opportunity to learn about the role that data's exponential growth, availability and use play in mineral exploration, mining and Earth science. The program featured hands-on learning sessions, access to the trade show floor and presentations and content by SGS, the University of Waterloo Earth Science Museum, the APGO Education Foundation, the University of Toronto, Carleton University, the Ontario Association of Geographic and Environmental Educators, and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
The Junior Day Program provided 53 elementary students from Agnes Taylor Public School, in Brampton and the Senior Day Program provided 75 high school students from Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute, in Scarborough with an enriching program of curriculum-linked Earth science and mineral resources hands-on learning activities, including the optical properties of Earth materials, the properties of metals, core analysis and an exploration challenge activity that included visits to selected booths in the trade show.
Mining Matters Hockey Tournament hockey
The annual Mining Matters Hockey Tournament took place on Saturday, March 3, 2018. It was another day filled with fun, food and friendly competition. After an exciting round-robin, it was Sprott Mining Inc. who came out on top. The Toronto-based company outlasted the other 11 teams and will see their names added to the coveted Caracle Cup.
Mining Matters thanks all the teams and sponsors for their participation, generosity and support of our education and outreach programs.
If you are interested in playing in next year's tournament, please contact for more information.
Congratulations again to Sprott Mining!
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