PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) offers educators an opportunity to explore the diverse aspects of mining operations throughout the province and their links to the Saskatchewan education curriculum.
GeoVenture includes a ½ day introductory workshop, followed by field stops at underground and surface potash mines, uranium mines and milling operations, coal mines, the Potash Interpretative Centre and more. Free relevant curriculum teaching resources are provided to participants.
The GeoVenture Program is FULLY SPONSORED by the SMA (ie all travel, accommodation and meals during the trip) other than a $50 registration fee for selected candidates.
To apply, educators are asked to email a brief letter that includes teaching background (# of years of experience, grade level, subject matter) as well as personal and school contact information (school name, telephone, fax, email) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Rock'n the Classroom" GeoVenture Program was held August 12 - 18, 2023. Click HERE for more information.
2023 SMA GeoVenture Blog
August 23, 2023
August 12 - 18 August 12 and 13, 2023 Spent a busy, informative, and fun, first afternoon and next morning learning about all that is geology, mining processes, and mining safety in Saskatchewan. Am suddenly proud of what the industry is doing and has to offer potential employees (ie. ourRead More
2019 SMA GeoVenture Blog
August 17, 2019
Following is the 2019 SMA GeoVenture Blog that took place August 17 - 22. Day 1 Orientation and Welcome BBQ, August 17, 2019 - Terry Johanson, SMA Education Outreach GeoVenture 2019 has officially launched! Our first day included our orientation workshop, getting to know each other and ourRead More
2018 SMA GeoVenture Blog
August 19, 2018
Following is the 2018 SMA GeoVenture Blog August 19 - 24 Day 1 Orientation and Welcome BBQ, August 19, 2018 GeoVenture 2018 kicked off with an Orientation Workshop which included Introductions; Itinerary review; Curriculum Link Outline; Introduction to Rocks and Minerals; Overview ofRead More
2017 SMA GeoVenture
August 21, 2017
Following is a blog on the 2017 GeoVenture August 14 - 19, 2017. Day 1 Monday August 14th, 2017 - Orientation Day 2 Tuesday August 15th, 2017 - K + S Potash Canada Bethune Mine, by Erika Bakker, Saskatoon Misbah School Our first day took us to Saskatchewan’s newestRead More