MEC K-12 OUTREACH PILOT PROGRAM:
WORKING TO INCREASE OUTREACH TO CLASSROOMS
We are excited to announce the new MEC K-12 Outreach Pilot Program being piloted in two Denver Public Schools in line with one of MEC’s goals—to have a stronger presence in primary and secondary classrooms.
MEC K-12 OUTREACH PROGRAM GOALS
It is the goal of the outreach program to create an interest in careers in mineral industries while helping teachers meet science standards set out by their school districts. Teachers are often overwhelmed by the material they must cover throughout the year. MEC intends to help with their science curriculum by having mineral professionals visit their class. The long-term goals of this outreach program are a greater public understanding of mineral uses, an improved recognition of the importance of mining, and getting K-12 students interested in mining and minerals industry careers.
This program is being piloted in two Denver Public Schools—Place Bridge Academy (K-8) and South High School (9-12)—this 2022/2023 school year, and will be piloted in Utah for the 2023/2024 school year. If proven successful in the two states, the program will be released for replication in other SME Sections in other states.
For questions about the program or to volunteer or help secure mineral samples, please contact Akudo Nwokeukwu at firstname.lastname@example.org.