Jobs of Tomorrow Videos

The new SME series, Jobs of Tomorrow, shares more reasons why mining should be the career of the future. Each episode features a different aspect of the mining and minerals industry along with the jobs that bring it together.

Thanks to sponsor companies Freeport-McMoRan, Luck Stone, Copper Mountain Mining Corp, and Komatsu for sharing your stories and industry perspectives.  Supported by Brooks & Nelson.

Make Mine ESG – MICRO LEARNING (2:55)

Mining has evolved and is at the forefront of sustainable business practices, making sure we’re conserving what we need for future development. Find out more about this in this micro learning.

Make Mine ESG (22:32)

Mining is an industry that gets a bad rap. It’s certainly not top of mind when it comes to sustainability and that’s definitely not helped by how it’s portrayed in the public. But we’re in the 21st Century and like most industries, mining has evolved. Learn more about how mining is not just digging holes anymore.

Community Relations:  What’s Mine is Yours (23:39)

The local community is not all the same and neither is their relationship with the mining company. By initiating open, transparent, and sometimes challenging conversations, mining companies are identifying meaningful ways to involve and give back to the communities they work in. Teams of people are working with stakeholders – both internal and external – to develop strategies for modern mining projects. Community relations often include ESG-related initiatives that are critical to measuring the ethical and sustainable impact of a company on a local area. Learn more about how community relations is building a bridge to ensure responsible mining in this Jobs of Tomorrow episode.

 

 

 

 

 

Education GeoSource

The Education GeoSource database has thousands of free resources, from lessons to outreach and teacher professional development, for use in classrooms, scout programs, or at home.

Understanding Coal

Hands-on, critical thinking activities introduce intermediate students to the formation of coal, the coal mining process, reclamation of lands, uses of coal, electricity generation, and advantages and disadvantages of utilizing coal. 112 pages.  Find related curricula at www.need.org.

This Mine Of Mine

Middle school students explore the formation, geology, recovery, and uses of coal, as well as the reclamation of coal mine sites. Using sand, clay, soil and rocks, students build a miniature plot of land containing coal deposits. Students then learn about surface mining, and practice the method on a plot of land. After the coal is mined, students reclaim the plot of land and discuss how the coal is transported and used. 10 pages.  Find related curricula at www.need.org.  Originally from Project Stone. 

Dig Into Mining: The Story of Copper Activities

Uncover the use of metals such as copper, gold and molybdenum in everyday life and gain a deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry. Discovery Education and Freeport-McMoRan have created an interactive program for grades 6-8 and 9-12 that equips educators, students and families with dynamic resources – including a virtual field trip, interactive digital learning tools, school-to-home connections, exploration activities and STEM resources.

Everything Is Made From Something Poster

An average American house requires many natural resources. Learn about the many resources required to build a home.

32” x 23”; folded; one-sided

Suggested Grades: ALL

Mining 101 Presentation

Mining 101 is a 66-slide PowerPoint presentation, created as a teaching tool for your classroom. Divided into three sections, the lessons can be taught in 2 – 3 days. The lessons have been created for grades 5 – 12, but can be adapted to any grade or age. By utilizing the extension activities and related MEC resources (listed in the presentation), the possibilities are endless!