Geology is fun! Kids and adults alike can learn about Yukon’s geology at Yukon Mining Days

The Government of Yukon has provided Yukon Women in Mining with funding for a series of events called Yukon Mining Days, scheduled to take place in communities across the territory. Working in partnership with the Government of Yukon and The Yukon Mining Alliance, the events are free to the community and focused on highlighting the mining industry opportunities available locally. The events also serve as an invitation to residents to learn more from industry leaders about the projects in their own backyards.

The first two events in the series will be hosted at the Watson Lake Recreation Center on May 13 and Ross River School on May 15, with activities scheduled for youth and adults alike. A Mining Extravaganza for youth (which the adults will love too!) hosts an array of fun and educational activities meant to showcase opportunities in the mineral sector.

The Mining Extravaganza activities will include an augmented reality sandbox and interactive geological teachings from Mining Matters. Yukon Women in Mining will have a Wheel of Fortune, a fun way to spin and learn about all of the career opportunities in the sector. Kids will be able to smash a geode to find the crystal inside. They’ll also have the chance to hop into Alkan Air’s flight simulator and play pilot for the day! Virtual Yukon will also be present, with a virtual reality platform designed to show 360-degree views of Yukon’s mining camps, drill holes and topography. This allows everyone to explore the territory’s camps anytime, anywhere. There is an activity for everyone to learn from and enjoy.

In tandem with the Mining Extravaganza, Yukon Mining Days will also host a formal Invest Yukon Forum consisting of informative sessions from industry leaders. This will allow for people to hear the latest on current local projects, investment opportunities and the geological potential of the territory. This is a great opportunity for the business community, government and locals to learn and ask questions about the sector.

Yukon Mining Days will close with a community BBQ, giving Watson Lake and Ross River residents the chance to network and connect with industry leaders. Dinner is open to all by donation, with proceeds benefiting Yukon Women in Mining.

The events will showcase all of the opportunities available to youth, women and businesses within the sector and will serve as a meeting place for career opportunities and meaningful connections. The industry is more inclusive than ever before. These career opportunities can help build a promising future for the territory’s youth. Yukon Mining Days hopes to ignite curiosity through engaging teaching materials, interactive activities and technology. If you are interested in the mining industry, are looking for community connections, or have youth that would benefit from a fun and educational event, mark your calendar for Yukon Mining Days.