Classroom Workshops

In-class workshops for your students are great enhancements to your science and mining units.

Primary: Kids & Rocks

Partner-teachers Ann Brace and Wanda Pickell deliver this engaging, half-day workshop for primary students. Each child is given a super collection of rocks and the tools required to test and make observations. They are guided to handle, sort, test and classify them by observable physical properties, all the while working both on their own and cooperatively with classmates. This is an inquiry-based learning experience that teaches the processes of science and math utilizing a subject children love -- ROCKS!


Intermediate: Junior Geologist

Partner-teachers Wanda Pickell and Andrea Eisler deliver this engaging, half-day workshop for Grade 4-5-6 classes. Students will be introduced to the rock cycle and learn how the physical properties of rocks tell how they formed. They will learn about rocks and minerals as non-renewable natural resources, and how the properties of rocks and minerals determine how they are used.


All-ages: 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 at all grade levels.   His workshop supports science and social studies relating to Earth Science, geology, natural resources, the history of BC, and the history of Canada.