MEC NewsThe exciting new Move Mining Next Gen competition and an award for the Boy Scout Mining in Society merit badge are in the MEC News.
Educational Resources DatabaseSearch K-12 educational resources on mining and minerals, including lessons and activities, presentations and handouts, audio/visual materials, low-cost supplemental materials, teacher guides and non-English language materials.
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.
Weekly Fun Fact: Where is the mineral gypsum used in everyday life?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
MEC EventsPart of the Minerals Education Coalition’s mission is to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives. MEC staff and volunteers will be staffing the following events.
Earth Science WeekEarth Science Week (ESW) promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom and is sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). Each year, MEC provides educational resources to the ESW Toolkit.
Careers in MiningThere are hundreds of careers related to mining, from accountant to mining engineer to welder. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the chance to make a difference.
Mining & Mineral StatisticsFind valuable sources of information about mineral usage and minerals mined, energy information, and other mining statistics.
Education Resources Database
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Education Standards Correlation
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