TESEP PD workshop: Critical Minerals

Professional Development Workshop Series in Earth and Environmental Science

Critical minerals is a commonly used phrase. But which minerals are critical and why? The Critical Minerals PD will examine how certain minerals will aid our transition from non-renewable to renewable energy, support our high-tech lifestyles, and enable food and water security. The workshop will cover how these minerals are used, how they form and can be recycled, examine their supply and demand, plus fun activities for your classroom. The workshop will include access to mineral and rock samples from Geoscience Australia’s National Mineral and Fossil Collection.

The PD workshop will include hands-on classroom exercises, an overview of the integrated TESEP rock kit, plate tectonic poster and online resources, and an opportunity to learn more about the role of Geoscience Australia, their displays and Education Centre. Presentations will be available to attendees. The topics are focused at teachers of years 7-10 secondary science students and will be of interest to upper primary science years 4-6.

Teachers and laboratory technicians are welcome to attend. An ASTA Certificate of PD Attendance will be issued to all attendees.

Date: Tuesday 13 December 2022
Time: 9.15 am to 3.15 pm
Cost: $35
Venue: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, 101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, ACT

Presenter: Phil Gilmore is a geoscientist with over 25 years of experience and expertise in geological mapping and geodynamics, mineral systems and exploration, outreach and geotourism.

To register for a workshop:
1. Please complete the following form and email to both [email protected] and [email protected]
2. You will be issued with an invoice by ASTA for payment by direct bank transfer or credit card.

TESEP plate tectonics and critical minerals PDs at GA Canberra_Dec 2022


Dec 13 2022


Australian Eastern Daylight Time
9:15 am - 3:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 12 2022
  • Time: 5:15 pm - 11:15 pm




Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre
101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, ACT



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