Outreach Ideas

No matter your situation, you can conduct outreach in your local area!

Review the ideas below and contact us to talk about how you can get started with outreach in your local area today!

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.

As an SME member, volunteer your time to conduct a presentation on the importance of mining and minerals for K – 12 students and purchase an MEC poster to leave behind for the teacher.

Conduct outreach presentations in local K – 12 schools

Staff a booth in your local area.  Click here to 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:

Purchase paper posters and activities to hand out to attendees at the SME member/Section/Student Chapter discount rate.

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!

Read about upcoming MEC events here and recently held events in the MEC News.