Mining Education


The purpose of this page is to deliver information regarding educational institutions as well as pertinent information regarding what you need to know about the mining world. Mining has been a part of the Earth’s history since prehistoric times. Mining has played a role throughout the millennia - from Neanderthals’ use of stone, to ancient Egyptians’, Greeks’, Romans’ and Incans’ more sophisticated mining processes and uses of mined materials. From the Industrial Age and the ability of mass production, societies’ progress has led to our Modern times’ demand for bigger, faster, and stronger products. The future is limitless as humans reach into the expanse of the Universe.



The Minerals Education Coalition’s (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities. MEC creates K – 12 original educational lessons, activities, videos and other supplemental materials, and features mineral and mining resources gathered from other providers. Attn Teachers - On the MEC site you will find teaching materials, activity ideas, coloring pages and smart board lessons, classroom & video deomonstrations.


Women in Mining Education Foundationis intended to meet need of teachers providing free downloadable hands-on minerals activities suitable for use in the classroom, at home, or as illustrative demonstrations at community events (National Standards Included!).


Dig Into Mining - The Story of Copper is an interactive educational program for students grades 6-8 that uncovers the use of metals such as copper in our everyday life, and provides students a deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry. The initiative equips educators, students and families with dynamic resources – including a virtual field trip, interactive digital learning tools, and school-to-home connections – designed to give students a front row seat to nature’s geological wonders and inspire further exploration of the world around them.


All About Mining - The Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation (CMAEF) is a 501(c)(3) organization created by the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) to educate K–12 teachers and related faculty on the current activities and involvement of the U.S. mining industry. CMAEF’s program, All About Mining, began in 1968 on the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) campus in Golden, Colo., and is operated in conjunction with their Office of Special Program and Continuing Education (SPACE).


Discovery Education  transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between. Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn.


Mining Facts for Boy Scouts