The Dialogue provides school mine tours every year for primary and secondary students to highlight the impacts and benefits that arise from mining in the Upper Hunter.
The tour is delivered in conjunction with industry and local schools and around 700 students tour a mine and rehabilitation sites each year.
Since the program was established in 2018, more than 3,300 students have undertaken a tour.
The program offers tours to Years 5 and 9 students from all primary and secondary schools in the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Shire school catchments.
The tours program aims to educate youth in a scientific and unbiased manner about the impacts and benefits of mining in the Upper Hunter as part of the Dialogue’s role to foster communication between the mining industry and the community.
The messaging included in the School Mine Tours Program was developed by a Dialogue Working Group, made up of industry, community, education and local government representatives.
Information about the Dialogue’s latest school tours can be found in the News section of the website under the School Tours category.
More information about the School Mine Tours Program can be found in the Dialogue’s School Mine Tours poster below: