School Program Details

Attention Grade 4 Teachers

A Special Program for Grade 4 Classes at The Gem Show

Come learn and explore...

  • Rocks, minerals & fossils from around the world, displayed by over 35 vendors
  • A variety of talks and hands-on demonstrations geared to the grade 4 level
  • Ideal trip for the unit of study on rocks and minerals

Demonstrations and Talks

This special day of programming is set up in co-operation with:

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences Museum, University of Waterloo
  • Let's Talk Science, McMaster University
  • Bob O'Donnell, The Fossil Guy
  • Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
  • Mining Matters
  • Club Rex
  • Robert Hall Originals


The Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show will be held October 4 to 6, 2019. On the Friday of the show, school groups are invited to book a time to participate in special programming. This is a learning educational experience for grade 4 students. 

  • Recommended stay is 4 hours
  • 25 to 30 students per class
  • Each class asked to have one parent/teacher supervisor for every 5 or 6 students
  • Cost per student is $6.00 plus HST
  • Complementary free admission to teacher, parent supervisors and bus driver
  • Snack area provided, bring your own snack/lunch
  • A detailed itinerary package will be sent to you at the beginning of September
  • Each class group will be given a schedule of talks and activities
  • Each class will have time to see the show in the main hall
  • Easy, free bus parking
  • Your class will be met on the bus
  • Building is wheelchair accessible and accessible restrooms available

Program spaces are limited, sign up early.

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