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 2020.

AME Regional Exploration Groups include;

This year, the following groups were awarded funding for their projects and initiatives:

Below BC

Gem and Mineral Show

Below BC presented their rock collection and specimens from Britannia Mine at the Gem and Mineral Shows in March 2019, October 2019 and December 2019. The teac… Read More

CMEBC – Chamber of Mines Eastern BC

Public Awareness and Education in Schools

The students were given a presentation on the importance of minerals and mining in our everyday lives as well as how minerals are found th… Read More

KEG – Kamloops Exploration Group

Indi Gem Show

Partnered with Royanna Wild, this was a first time exhibiting at the event for KEG at the MacArthur Island Curling Club.  With over 600 in attendance, there were displ… Read More

EKCM – East Kootenay Chamber of Mines

Minerals South 2019

The Minerals South Conference is hosted by EKCM and takes place in Cranbrook. During the conference, Minerals Ed went into Elementary schools in Cranbrook wh… Read More

SEG – Smithers Exploration Group

Historic Mine Tour

A Muheim Elementary School grade 6-7 outdoor education field trip to the Twin Falls recreation area and hiking trails, which is located right outside of Smithe… Read More

Yukon Dan Gold Panning

Yukon Dan Gold Panning in the Classroom

Yukon Dan goes to school and teaches kids about gold panning in a very engaging and interactive way. Dan’s hands-on presentation allows stu… Read More