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.
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!
MEC is proud to offer the Spanish version of our popular "Blue Marble" periodic table! The “Creación de un Universo” side of the poster describes the history and common uses of the elements. The “El Mármol Azul” side shows a color image of each element and graphic depictions of various common items and the elements they contain. The colorful two-sided poster measures 54” x 36” and is printed on “indestructible vinyl.”
Click here to purchase the “El Mármol Azul” poster.
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.
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