Teachers, register for this three-day event designed to inform Illinois educators about the importance of rocks, minerals, and mining in everyday life. We accomplish this by inviting 35 teachers each summer to tour active mining operations and to acquire information, tools, and activities that they can use in their classrooms. The workshop is held at various locations around the state of Illinois in order to highlight the diversity of Illinois' geology and how this affects the rocks and minerals mined nearby.
Teachers' comments about the workshop "I came away with a wealth of information, ideas, activities, and materials that I am very excited to incorporate within the classroom." B.C., Lisbon Grade School "I really appreciate the opportunity to mix with "real" scientists and people in the field. All were willing to answer questions. I like having folks I can call if I have questions." A.R., Old Orchard Junior High "Wow! This workshop was amazing. All of the presenters were very knowledgeable in their area. I didn't realize how important the industry is in today's society." T.C., West Oak Middle School
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