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 work in-person events and MEC provides virtual educational materials for online events.

Scheduled MEC events

OCTOBER 9-15, 2022

Earth Science Week

Each year, MEC partners with the American Geosciences Institute’s Earth Science Week (ESW) to provide educational resources across the globe at and in the ESW Toolkit.  This year’s theme will be “Earth Science for a Sustainable World.”  Monday, October 10, 2022 will also be Minerals Day.  Go to MEC’s ESW yearly activities.

MARCH 23-26, 2023

NSTA National Conference on Science Education
Atlanta, GA

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

JULY 19-28, 2022

2023 National Scout Jamboree

The National Scout Jamboree is a two-week encampment for boys and girls, ages 13-18, in the Scouts BSA program. Held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in rural West Virginia, where the MEC 2023 exhibit will be themed “Mining in Our Modern World: Journey to the Middle of Your Mobile.”

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