30th Annual Southern Nevada Mineral Education Workshop Event Primer
The 2019 Southern Nevada Teacher’s Mineral Workshop kicks of next week, and over 150 teachers will spend two days learning about Nevada mining and geology. Want to learn more about one of the most important events the NvMA hosts every year? Read below to learn more!
What is the teacher workshop?
The Southern Nevada Teacher’s Mineral Workshop offers educators two fun-filled days of learning and experiencing Nevada’s geology and mining industry. The Nevada Mining Association and the Nevada Division of Minerals co-host the event, with several mine operators and government agencies participating as well.
Any K-12 teacher is welcome to attend the workshop at no cost! All lessons and activities meet Nevada’s educational STEM standards. Educators also receive supplies and instructions to take back to their classrooms in addition to earning a continuing education credit through their attendance.
Who presents at the workshop?
The workshop brings in some of the most knowledgeable professionals in Nevada geology and mining. Presenters have extensive backgrounds in their subjects and provide grade-specific lessons and activities teachers can use with their students.
What about field trips?
Teachers spend the second day of the workshop visiting area mines, companies representing the industry supply chain, and local museums. These trips give educators a first-hand glimpse at what modern mining looks like and how the industry benefits Nevada.
When are Workshops held?
There are two workshops every year, one in southern Nevada during Clark County School District’s spring break, and the other in the northern part of the state in the summer. If you are an educator interested in attending, or know an educator who may be, contact the Nevada Mining Association office at (775) 829-2121 for more information.