Travelling exhibit to showcase the high-tech side of mining: Science North and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum collaborate on display to educate Canada on the minerals and metals industry.

Sudbury's science centre is partnering with The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) to develop a mineral literacy program to increase public awareness of the mining industry.

The program, called "Our Earth's Riches," is a public outreach initiative that will showcase a high-tech mining industry and how it contributes to our way of life.

Science North is working with the CIM to design a 6,000-square-foot travelling interactive exhibit, which will be displayed at science centres and museums across Canada over a five-year period.

The creative team at the Sudbury science centre is designing and building this exhibit. A fundraising program is currently underway to build this display.

The exhibit is meant to increase public awareness of the industry.

It's an extension of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, a plan developed by federal, provincial and territorial governments in collaboration with industry and other stakeholders.

The plan outlines the roles of governments related to mineral resource development, and includes a vision, principles, and strategic directions meant to drive industry competitiveness.

CIM will be exploring ways in which initiatives like "Our Earth's Riches" can play a part in the federal government's long-term strategy for mineral...

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