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Resource Materials and Teaching Aids  

SME can provide contacts where teachers and professionals can find materials for classroom or other presentations:

  • Mineral Information Institute website for more helpful teaching aids. You can even view mineral photos and learn about the uses of the minerals. The Mineral Information Institute (MII) is dedicated to educating youth about the science of minerals and other natural resources, and about their importance in our every day lives.
  • The National Energy Foundation at - providing teaching aids and material.


2 disc set - Common Ground DVD and Adventures in Earth Science Education
If you would like to learn more about mining, this set is for you.
It is offered by Caterpillar free charge.
Order Media #AEVD 5955 - CLICK TO ORDER


SME Website Education links - Visit the many links for materials and projects and information provided for convenience in gaining educational materials

Be A Resource - Get Off the Bench

It is essential for all people in the mining industry to become involved in the effort to educate the public about mining and minerals, offer realistic, practical ways for everyone to get off the bench and in to the game.  "Go Kit" for classroom speakers and public presentations - Mineral Education for Your Community.  Workbook provided with activities that can be presented in the classroom or the community.  To order a copy, email Mona Vandervoort at



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