Below BC

Mining Month 

May 2020

For Mining Month, which was held virtually due to Covid-19, Andy Randell, Executive Director and Derek Turner, Director on the Below BC Board participated in the mining month videos talking about fossils, tides, plate tectonics and glaciation. This was to promote mining month and to provide on-line resources for people needing them due to Covid-19. This was a partnership with MineralsEd and AME.

SFU GeoFair

February 2020

Below BC had a table at the job fair-style event where they promoted careers in mining as well as sharing information about the AME mentorship program.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public and Stakeholder Awareness and Education, Successful Exploration, Membership Benefits and Services

Discovery Day at AME Roundup

January 2020

Below BC had three tables filled with their collection at Discovery Day during AME Roundup, January 2020. They had hands-on display with items from Below BC and the Pacific Museum of Earth.

Gem and Mineral Show

December 2019

Below BC presented their rock collection and specimens from Britannia Mine at the Gem and Mineral Shows in December 2019. The teachings had a focus on crystal structures, fossils in the area and mining careers. 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. Jacob also gave a presentation on the Below BC road trips this summer. 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