MEC strives to create an enlightened public who understand the importance of mining and minerals in everyday life.
Move Mining Next Gen – LAST CHANCE – Due Monday 1/14!Send your K-12 student entries into the Move Mining Next Gen competition by Monday, January 14, 2019. The top prize is $1,000! Tell the story of why mining and minerals are so important in our lives.
MEC NewsMEC attends three NSTA area conferences annually, giving out hundreds of free mineral kits to teachers. Check out this year's events!
SME Members – Get Involved!Education about minerals and mining is crucial to the future of the mining industry. Use these resources to explain the importance of mined minerals in everyday life to members of your local community.
Earth Science WeekOctober 14-20, 2018 is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. This year, MEC’s new “From Quarry To Crop” resources are highlighted in the ESW Toolkit.
Mining in Society Merit BadgeFind a wide range of useful resources for the Mining In Society Merit Badge.
2018 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in his or her lifetime? The 2018 Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.