Below BC

Gem and Mineral Show

Below BC presented their rock collection and specimens from Britannia Mine at the Gem and Mineral Shows at PNE in December 2018 and March 2019. As well as sharing their knowledge with the public, Andrew Randell also gave an interesting presentation titled “The Lost Mineral Collections of BC” to educate and raise awareness. At both shows, Below BC promoted Discovery Day and AME Roundup to the families and students that came by their table.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education

Smithers Rock Talk

Below BC attended the Smithers Rock Talk and photographed 60 specimens from their collection on-site to add to their website which was recently developed. Along the way, the Below BC team were able to stop along the way to Smithers and add a number of Geological features to their blog.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education; Successful Exploration

EG Fest

EG Fest is a one-day event held by engineering and geoscience at the Vancouver Public Library that is run by engineering and geoscience professionals, companies and student groups. Booths were set up with interactive exhibits and displays to engage the educate the public how engineering and geoscience affect their lives and what it is like to be an engineer and geoscientist.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education

Discovery Day at AME Roundup

Below BC had three tables filled with their collection. They also had a section with tools used in the mining industry. The volcano exhibit was supplemented with a volcano bomb from the PME. With a large number of industry people with their families, this made it a great public awareness initiative.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education

SFU Geo Fair

This is a job fair for Earth Sciences students from SFU, Douglas and UBC. Below BC had a booth and educated attendees about successful exploration.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Successful Exploration

Dig Day

Dig Day was a Britannia Mine event focusing on public education. People were encouraged to touch Below BC’s samples and ask any questions they had.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education

James Black Gallery

Artist Nicole Shaver created a found object display which she interspersed with pieces from the Below BC and AME collections illustrating the current Age of the Anthropocene. She also created her own geological cross-section type drawings.