2024 NSTA CONFERENCE DENVER

2024 NSTA NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE EDUCATION IN DENVER, CO

The 2024 National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) National Conference on Science Education was held in Denver, Colorado, March 20-23, 2024. MEC handed out more than 1200 free rock and mineral boxes with an online key providing more information about each mineral. Additional materials provided at this conference included educational resources such as posters and materials on careers in the mining industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Denver NSTA Rock and Minerals Key

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Infographics From the Booth

Careers in Mining

Why Explore a Career in Mining and Mineral Resources? Infographic

Everything is Made from Something Poster

Our Energy Future Depends on Mining (Minerals Make Life—National Mining Association)

Jobs of Tomorrow

Mining Schools

THE MEC WEBSITE

The MEC website has an abundance of free K-12 educational resources and low cost supplemental materials.

K-12 education is especially for teachers!  From this page, you can access the MEC Education Database as well as the educational standards teacher tool.

MEC store has posters, kits and other low cost supplemental education resources to enhance your classroom.

Mining and minerals information is the place to start exploring more about mining and minerals and how important they are to our daily lives.  From here you can access the Mineral Resources Database, the interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, and more.

Careers focuses on jobs in the mining industry.  The minerals and mining industry has a host of exciting, well-paying, STEM-related careers.

The Earth Science Week page is the place to access all of the educational resources MEC has developed yearly for the American Geosciences Institute’s Earth Science Week celebrations.

Mining and mineral statistics takes you to the popular MEC Mineral baby, updated annually to show the quantity of minerals an American will use in their lifetime.

Download this MEC flyer

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Thank you for your commitment to teaching important concepts in Earth Science.  Please reach out to us with any questions at mec@smenet.org!