MEC strives to create an enlightened public who understand the importance of mining and minerals in everyday life.
Move Mining Next Gen – Enter the Contest!K-12 students, create your 3-minute video about the importance of minerals and mining, and you could win $1,000!
2020 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2020 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
Earth Science WeekOctober 11-17, 2020 is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. Enjoy the new MEC Sort It Out! educational unit, especially on Minerals Day, October 12, 2020!
Scifest All AccessVisit the MEC booth at the SciFest All Access virtual science festival to see the new MEC Careers in Mining video and more!
Videos and Virtual ToursExplore these videos and virtual tours at home.
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.
MEC EventsPart of the Minerals Education Coalition’s mission is to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives. MEC staff and volunteers staff in-person events, and MEC provides virtual educational materials for online events.
Mining in Society Merit BadgeFind a wide range of useful resources for the Mining In Society Merit Badge.