The Minerals Education Coalition’s (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.
Click here to learn more about the Minerals Education Coalition.
Iron in Our Electrical World, an 18-minute 40-second video, will be a valuable resource for high school teachers and students, as well as informative and entertaining for all others with an interest in science. See why iron is such a crucial component of the world of electricity, from electric guitars to Tesla cars to roller coasters!
Click here to view the Iron in Our Electrical World video.
SME volunteers and staff have worked long and hard with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to develop the requirements, pamphlet, badge design and other collateral materials so that Boy Scouts across the United States will be exposed to the mining industry as they earn this new merit badge.
Click here to get involved with the Mining In Society Merit Badge!
Mining inevitably disturbs land. Modern mines reclaim the surface during and after mining is completed, returning the land to useful purposes. Reclaimed mine lands are often more attractive to wildlife and human uses than before mining started.
View our stories by Category:
or browse through our full list below.