Mining Day in Kamloops
Mining and exploration teams tend to compete, but it’s different in Kamloops
Mining Day in Kamloops offers families the opportunity to understand how geology affects their lives.
The event is unique because it will include a number of informational displays from local presenters, use interactive learning techniques for children and have rock displays from local exploration and mining groups. Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG) and the Canadian Institute of Mining (South Central branch) created a partnership to host a lecture series two years ago, and now they're working on doing other projects together like Mining Day.
“The Big Little Science Centre tends to be family oriented,” said Royana Wild, a volunteer at KEG. “It was founded by somebody who thought that children needed more hands-on activities to learn about science—it’s a really cool site.”
The Big Little Science Centre in Kamloops, B.C., will be open for Mining Day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 12, 2012.
“But the big thing that we’re really excited about,” said Wild, “is the Thompson Rivers University School of Trades and Technology is setting up a heavy equipment simulator to give people the opportunity to see what it’s like.”
The event expects several local presenters, including representatives from the Thompson Nicola Paleontological Society, Highland Valley Copper, the Kamloops Museum and Archives, Atlas Drilling and many more. For information about getting involved in the event or attending, contact Wild.