AME Regional Funding at Work

Every year, AME provides funding to support regional public outreach across the province. Public outreach and education are done by the regional exploration group representatives and volunteers and aim to reach a variety of audiences from business groups to school children. The events and projects are planned to engage audiences outside of the industry in order to raise awareness of the value of mineral exploration and mining.

Thank you to these groups for their work promoting the mineral exploration industry and for supporting AME’s Strategic Plan and Priorities; Successful Exploration, Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Member Benefits and Services and AME Roundup.

AME Regional Exploration Groups include:

This year, the following groups were awarded funding for their projects and initiatives. Learn more about how their year went in Mineral Exploration Stories.

Below BC

Below BC

March 12, 2019

Below BC connects a range of audiences with all aspects of earth science with creative, engaging and compelling events while providing resources both online and in-person. Lear… Read More

CMEBC – Chamber of Mines Eastern BC

CMEBC – Chamber of Mines Eastern BC

March 12, 2019

Public Awareness and Education in Schools December – February 2020 The students were given a presentation on the importance of minerals and mining in our everyday lives as… Read More

BMA – Boundary Mining Association

BMA – Boundary Mining Association

March 12, 2019

Founders Day This two-day event is very well attended by the local’s community and the wider region with over 2800 attendees this year. Families spend their day learning the techn… Read More

KEG – Kamloops Exploration Group

KEG – Kamloops Exploration Group

March 12, 2019

KEG Lecture Series Twice a month from January – April 2020 A lecture for the general public by Christoper West on Leafing Through History: Exploring the Fossil Plant Deposi… Read More

EKCM – East Kootenay Chamber of Mines

EKCM – East Kootenay Chamber of Mines

March 12, 2019

College of the Rockies Career Fair March 2020 A one-day event that connects job-seekers with employers from the mineral exploration and mining industry. KEG had a booth with lots… Read More

SEG – Smithers Exploration Group

SEG – Smithers Exploration Group

March 12, 2019

Sponsorship of geology week for Science Mom and Math Dad webinars (online) April to June 2020 Science Mom and Math Dad are parents from the US who are also guest teachers at schools a… Read More