Thank You MEC Volunteers!Thank you to the many volunteers who have generously given their time and efforts to help MEC achieve its goals. Your participation has enabled us to continually inform and educate the public about the importance of mining and minerals in their everyday lives.
2021 MEC Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than 2.96 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2021 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
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.
NSTA National Conference 3/30-4/2/22MEC attended the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Houston, March 30–April 2 and distributed more than 3,000 educational resources to the attending teachers and presented a booth focused on the the importance of mining and minerals in our daily lives. Click here for more information.
MEC StoreLow cost, supplemental materials include kits, videos, posters, bookmarks, activities and teacher guides.
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.
Education Resources Database
Search all MEC materials including lessons and activities, presentations and handouts, audio/visual materials, low-cost supplemental materials, teacher guides and non-English language materials.
Education Standards Correlation
Search MEC materials for correlations with the full array of Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards in Language Arts, Math, Arts Education and Social Studies including Geography, History and Economics and all state standards.