Learn from the Experts
Looking for a way to WOW your students and add new activities to your classroom?
Apply to join us for a free summer workshop full of classroom activities to stimulate your students thinking skills with hands-on labs. Teachers in grades 4 through 12 will benefit from attending this workshop!
Great Classroom Activities
Actually do basic steps required in evaluating, planning, and designing a lignite mine. Experience the processes involved in planning and carrying out land restoration. The objective of each curriculum unit is to provide an opportunity to learn and then apply knowledge to a real problem.
There is nothing like first hand experience to add to the validity of the information you present to your students. You saw it, you did it, and you can talk about it because you were there. Participate in field work as well as classroom activities.
June 16-21, 2013
July 7-12, 2013
Industrial Minerals Camp
The curriculum is designed to be used in grades 4 thru 12. All activities are TEKS and TAKS correlated.
Tour an Operating Mine
See how resources are removed from the earth and how they are used.
See Actual Restoration of Mined Lands
Participate in activities focusing on reclamation, such as ground and surface water, soils, wildlife habitat and native species restoration.
- 40 hours TEEAC credit.
- 45 hours SBEC approved credit.
- 12 hours Gifted & Talented credit.
All of the teacher's expenses except transportation are paid.
The participants receive the curriculum and database, geologic samples, and additional materials/equipment needed.
If selected to attend, we require a $25 reservation deposit, which is refunded upon arrival at the workshop.
Teachers Who've Been There Said:
"Thank you very much for the wonderful, educational experience this summer. Teachers rarely get useful, positive opportunities like this one!"
"I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful week of educational information and relaxation. I've been to many programs and this is the best."
"I can't say thank you enough for the Resources and the Environment workshop. I enjoyed the active learning labs; actual hands-on experience is the best learning tool of all."
"I never enjoyed teaching earth science, but after attending the R&E workshop, suddenly the earth sciences came alive for me."