This event has been completed--You can check out all the excitment from the day, on our Flickr gallery!
MineralsEd, in partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), will host a professional development program for teachers on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. This event is sponsored by Teck.
AME Roundup is a gathering of thousands of people who work in some capacity in mineral development, from exploration to reclamation. It is unique event that provides MineralsEd an opportunity to organize a professional development program for teachers on topics related the the many aspects of mineral development.
Our Teachers’ Day theme in 2019 is Renewable Energy: New and Emerging Alternatives for BC, a topic that is important and relevant to Science and Socials curriclum in middle and secondary levels. We are pleased to have experts in several energy fields to share information with teachers to help them incorporate these concepts in their teaching: how it works, the technology is uses, where it has been and could be employed, the pros, cons, and limiting factors.
- Dr. Catherine Hickson, Volcanologist, COO Dajin Resources, President, Geothermal Canada, speaking on Geothermal Energy (Geothermal Energy: Development of a Commercially Viable Geothermal Project in Canada); Wells Gray Park Cave Discovery (selection of photos and videos from C. Hickson's "Big Honkin' Hole presentation)
- Dr. Benjamin Whitby, Research Engineer, PRIMED (Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery), speaking on Wave Energy (Waves, Wave Energy and the West Coast of Canada)
- Ms. Colleen Giroux-Schmidt, VP Corporate Relations, Western Region, Innergex, speaking on Run of River Hydro and Wind Energy
- Mr. Darren Sherbot, Manager, Operations Planning, BC Hydro, speaking on BC's energy grid and the alternative energy inputs
The program will be facilitated by MineralsEd partner-teacher and Pinetree Secondary Science teacher, Kerry Lockwood. Guest speaker presentations will be in the morning. Energy-themed classroom activities and demonstrations, led by Kerry Lockwood, will follow after lunch. (Harnessing Wind Energy Classroom Activity) Teachers are invited to explore the Roundup thereafter, which is open until 5:00pm
This is a fantastic learning opportunity for teachers to help address the multi-faceted topic of energy in society today. Don't miss it!
Register for Teachers’ Day using the form below. Those who are not able to attend on January 29th are welcome to attend Roundup on another day. You are also required to register via MineralsEd (below).
Limited TTOC support is available from MineralsEd for teachers to attend this Teachers' Day program. (TTOC coverage is not available for other days of the conference.) Priority will be given to teachers who teach about energy in their classrooms and for those who have not had TTOC support to attend Roundup in previous years.
Teachers' Day Registration Form