Earth Science Week 2016Earth Science Week (ESW) promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom and is sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). In support of this year’s theme - “Our Geoheritage” - MEC is providing “Money and Mining” educational activities to the ESW Toolkit and website.
2016 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in his or her lifetime? The 2016 Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
Education Standards CorrelationBy aligning MEC’s educational resources with state and federal standards, they are not only content-rich and engaging, they match-up with educators’ goals. Relevant and informational posters, activities, and lessons are available online at no cost, or low cost, to anyone.
SME Members – Get Involved!Education about minerals and mining is crucial to the future of the mining industry. Use these resources to help the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the MEC explain the importance of mined minerals in everyday life.
Weekly Fact: Idaho, Missouri, and Alaska produce the most of what mineral in the United States?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
MEC StoreLow cost, supplemental materials include kits, videos, posters, bookmarks, activities and teacher guides.
NSTA Fall ConferencesMEC will attend three NSTA area conferences this fall to provide free teaching resources and mineral samples to teachers! The conferences are in Minneapolis (October 27-29), Portland (November 10-12), and Columbus (December 1-3).
Newmont MiningThe MEC would like to thank Newmont Mining Corporation for their generous contributions. A leader in the gold mining industry, Newmont is a continuing supporter of mining and minerals K-12 education.