PEG – Prince George Exploration Group

Promotional Table at AME Roundup 2019

Prince George Exploration Group members attended Round Up 2019 and worked the PEG Booth. Members at the table presented to the conference attendees the highlights of the NE exploration sector. Members answered specific questions about the intricacies of the exploration and mining sector in and around Prince George region. Many students approached and asked about career opportunities in the north. New members were recruited and added to a mailing list for future information and event updates from the north-east.  PEG T-Shirts, Hats and Toques were given out to new members who signed up.

PEG engages with broader spectrum of the public including younger students of various ages, college and university students and educators, indigenous groups, industry service providers and suppliers, and various other professionals in government and non-government organizations.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public awareness and stakeholder education, Successful exploration, Socially responsible exploration, Aboriginal engagement

Engineers & Geoscientists BC popsicle-stick bridge building event and Geo Rocks display – “Ask a Geologist table”

The annual Ask-a-Geologist, GeoRocks event is a great event for the community of Prince George. It is partnered up with the EGBC popsicle-stick event. Geologists from the Prince George Exploration group volunteer their time and bring in their own rock collections from the surrounding areas. Locals ask questions and bring their own specimens in to “stump” the experts. There are some good laughs and lots of learning. From the elders stopping by to reminisce about the old mines in the area to the young kids being amazed by the fossils and minerals on display.  Promotional items are handed out to the visitors and new members are recruited.

It is amazing how many from the community and surrounding area have a connection to the exploration and mining sector and how it influences all our lives. Educational outreaches like this event are very valuable to the community and enjoyed by locals and members alike.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public awareness and stakeholder education, Successful exploration, Socially responsible exploration, Aboriginal engagement

CMA Quesnel Gold show

The Cariboo Mining Association – Quesnel Gold Show puts on a great event each year. Prince George Exploration Group sends 3 or 4 professional geologists to the show to educate the Quesnel and surrounding area attendees.  The show is very well attended and approximately 50-100 specimens are brought to the geologists at the show to be identified from the locals. This is also known as the “Stump the Geologist” table. The show is well advertised and the rock collections sitting in the basements from local prospectors are dusted off and brought in for the experts to identify.  Hats, T-Shirts and stickers are given out at the event and the attendees are very thankful. PEG geologists always look forward to this exciting event in Quesnel!

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public awareness and stakeholder education, Successful exploration, Socially responsible exploration, Aboriginal engagement