Wonders of the Earth 2017 Gem and Mineral Show Activities!

Join us at the Wonders of the Earth 2017 Gem and Mineral Show!

Saturday, September 23 from 10AM – 6PM and Sunday, September 24 from 11AM – 5PM

Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre

2467 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON

 

Detailed Activity Schedule


Saturday September 23

 

10:00 AM

The Wonders of the Earth 2017 Gem and Mineral Show officially begins!

 

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Minerals: An Introduction (@Education Centre)

Minerals are important everywhere in our lives: they are the components of rocks and the containers of elements. This talk will provide an introduction of minerals and introduce several key properties which can be used to identify minerals.

 

11:30 AM

Silent Auction (@Main Show)

Bid on some fantastic specimens from a vast collection of minerals and other things at one of our unique silent auctions.

 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Lotus Flower Tealight Workshop (@Education Centre)

Join us in a beginner-friendly chainmail workshop to get a taste of what it’s like to be a member and attend a class! Visit gmcs2017workshops.eventbrite.ca to find out more about this exclusive opportunity and register for your chance to make one.

Mineral Identification with Tony Steede and Derek Leung (@Education Centre)

Got an unknown mineral that you can’t seem to identify? Bring it to the Mineral ID session to have our experts look it over and tell you what they think it is!

 

1:30 PM

Silent Auction (@Main Show)

Bid on some fantastic specimens from a vast collection of minerals and other things at one of our unique silent auctions.

 

3:00 PM

Live Auction (@Main Show)

SOLD! Try your hand at bidding in real time with an auctioneer; you could be the lucky bidder! How high will you go?

 

4:30 PM

Silent Auction (@Main Show)

Bid on some fantastic specimens from a vast collection of minerals and other things at one of our unique silent auctions.

 

6:00 PM

The first day of the show officially ends!

Sunday September 24

 

11:00 AM

The second day of the show begins!

 

ALL DAY

Mineral Identification with Bryan Johnson (@Education Centre)

Got an unknown mineral that you can’t seem to identify? Bring it to the Mineral ID table to have our expert look it over and tell you what he think it is!

 

11:30 AM

Basic Crystallography and 3D Printing (@Education Centre)

It is necessary to study the external appearance of crystals in order to understand what lies within the structure. This talk will apply basic principles of symmetry and crystallography to 3D printing, providing insight into the theoretical and practical challenges of making 3D crystallographic models.

 

12:30 PM

Silent Auction (@Main Show)

Bid on some fantastic specimens from a vast collection of minerals and other things at one of our unique silent auctions.

 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Lotus Flower Tealight Workshop (@Education Centre)

Join us in a beginner-friendly chainmail workshop to get a taste of what it’s like to be a member and attend a class! Visit gmcs2017workshops.eventbrite.ca to find out more about this exclusive opportunity and register for your chance to make one!

 

2:00 PM

Silent Auction (@Main Show)

Bid on some fantastic specimens from a vast collection of minerals and other things at one of our unique silent auctions.

 

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Fossils for Beginners (@Education Centre)

What are fossils? Learn about the many fossils that exist in this world, and the facts behind them!

 

3:30 PM

Silent Auction (@Main Show)

Bid on some fantastic specimens from a vast collection of minerals and other things at one of our unique silent auctions.

 

5:00 PM

The Wonders of the Earth 2017 Gem and Mineral show officially ends!