Pan for Real Gold!

30 Minute Program

Gold panning – it played a significant role in the formation of our province, but for the people actually following the gold rushes, it was
far more likely to be a bust. Give your students a glimpse of some of the realities faced by these prospectors in this ever-popular activity. There is gold in our troughs, but can your students find it?

What your students will see and do:

Experience gold prospecting first hand as they engage in gold panningStudents can keep any gems they find as souvenirs. Please note: this activity takes place in a covered outdoor space. Participants will immerse their arms into cold water - to elbow depth.

Big Ideas:

The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.