No matter your situation, you can conduct outreach in your local area!
If your SME Section has funds, but no volunteers: purchase educational resources for area teachers.
If your SME student chapter has volunteers, but no funds, volunteer your time at a local science teacher conference.
Staff a booth in your local area. Find your state’s Science Teachers Association conference. Click here to find your state’s guidance counselor conference. Your organization will pay for the booth cost and will provide volunteers.
Download and print MEC’s free online educational resources, including:
- Fact Sheets
- K-12 Educational Resources
- Mineral Usage Statistics
- Mining & Mineral Career Page with Flyers
Hand out request forms for classroom presentations at your conferences. Download a sample form to edit for your event.
Become a Mining in Society merit badge counselor or sponsor MISmb workshops through your company.
Volunteer at National/Regional MEC events. See schedule here.
Purchase Earth Science Week educational resource kits for local teachers. Geoscience educational organizations like MEC, NASA and Discovery provide materials in these kits. Help them to reach 14,000 teachers each year!