MEC Events

Part 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 will be staffing the following events.

Scheduled MEC events

 

OCTOBER 24 – 26, 2019

National Science Teachers Association Area Conference 
Salt Lake City, UT

MEC staff and local volunteers will distribute rock kits and educational resources to the attending educators.

 

NOVEMBER 14 – 16, 2019

National Science Teachers Association Area Conference 
Cincinnati, OH

MEC staff and local volunteers will distribute rock kits and educational resources to the attending educators.

 

DECEMBER 12 – 14, 2019

National Science Teachers Association Area Conference 
Seattle, WA

MEC staff and local volunteers will distribute rock kits and educational resources to the attending educators.

 

JANUARY 14, 2019

Move Mining Next Gen Entries Due

Students in grades K – 12 create a 3-minute video that shows how important mining and minerals are in out lives.  There are prizes for different grade categories and the largest cash prize is $1,000!  All the details, including parental consent forms, can be found on www.MoveMiningNextGen.org.

 

FEBRUARY 24 – 27, 2019

2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference
Denver, CO

MEC staff will provide information about minerals and mining educational outreach to K-12 students and teachers to conference attendees.

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Move Mining Live Event

Denver, CO

Five finalist teams will present their concepts “Shark-Tank” style for a chance to win $5,000.  See the video and abstract submissions here.  The live event is free to conference attendees and will be streamed live on the SME Facebook page.

 

 


If you would like MEC to attend a National or Regional event, please contact us at mec@smenet.org. If you would like a local presenter, please find more information here.