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 8 – 14, 2023

Earth Science Week

The theme for 2023 is “Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People.” Monday, October 9, 2023, will also be Minerals Day. Copies of the 2023 Earth Science Week Toolkit are free, and available for the cost of shipping and handling in the U.S. here. New MEC materials will be posted on the MEC Earth Science Week page.

OCTOBER 25 – 28, 2023

National Science Teachers Association Area Conference
Kansas City, MO

MEC staff and local volunteers will distribute rock and mineral boxes and educational resources to the attending educators. The first 1500 teachers to visit the MEC booth (#527) will get a free rock and mineral box.