DIG (Delving into Geoscience) Day Volunteer

Britannia Beach, BC
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
March 9, 2018
Event Support


DIG Day volunteers will use their knowledge of geoscience to inspire students to learn more about geoscience and the careers available in this area.

Event Description:

Delving into Geoscience Day or DIG Day is an event held at the Britannia Mine Museum that will provide an opportunity for kids and their families to explore geoscience. The Britannia Mine Museum will be setting up several special geoscience stations for this event. Engineers and Geoscientists BC volunteers will be stationed at one of these stations. Geoscience station topics include:

  • General Geoscience: Talk to students about the differences between geology, archaeology, and biology, as well as the differences between minerals, plants, pottery, etc.
  • Volcanoes: Talk to students about volcanoes and help students use a petrographic microscope to review samples of salol crystals. There is also a small display on Canadian volcanoes.
  • Dinosaurs/Fossils: Talk to students about dinosaurs and their link to BC. Assist students in fossil rubbing (not on real fossils), dig for fossils in a table top sand box and view the fossils under a microscope.
  • Tectonics: Help students work through a Pangaea jigsaw puzzle and talk to them about how the earth was formed.
  • Minerals and Rocks: Identify rock and mineral samples that students bring in. Talk to the students about the samples they’ve found. Assist students in matching rock samples to their environment.

Date, Location, and Time of Event(s):

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Britannia Mine Museum, 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC, V0N 1J0

Volunteer Duties and Expectations:

  • Arrive at 10:00 AM to get familiarized with your activity station.
  • Engage with visitors on a drop in, as appropriate basis. This may include explaining activity instructions, interpreting geoscience involved, and answering questions. Visitors may be of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Assist in keeping the activity station tidy.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of geoscience.
  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC member (e.g., Student Member, Geoscientist-in-Training, P.Geo., Geo.L., or P.Eng./P.Geo.).
  • Past experience talking to students about geoscience an asset.

Average Time Commitment:

  • 5 hours


  • Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Inspire the next generation of geoscientists.
  • Learn new skills and expand your business network.
  • Earn credits for CPD and Engineers and Geoscientists BC service awards.

To Volunteer:

Please email careerawareness@egbc.ca to volunteer.

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