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TMRA Teacher Workshops

TMRA offers summer workshops free to educators during the summer. These 5-day workshops provide science-based information to help educate students about the availability, importance, development and use of our natural resources while protecting our environment. The attendees tour operating mining facilities, visit reclamation areas, hear from industry experts and participate in hands-on labs. These activities are designed to help students use critical thinking skills while applying earth science facts to real-life situations. Designed to be used in grades 4-12, all activities are TEKS and STAAR correlated.

Workshop participants receive the curriculum, geologic samples, additional materials and equipment needed for use in the classroom. Teachers will also receive Professional Development hours:

  • 36 hours of State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) credit
  • 36 hours of credit toward a Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) Certificate 


"Thank you very much for the wonderful, educational experience this summer. Teachers rarely get useful, positive opportunities like this one!" High school environmental studies teacher

"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." Seventh grade science teacher

"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." Eight grade science teacher

"I never enjoyed teaching earth science, but after attending the R&E workshop, suddenly the earth sciences came alive for me." Fifth grade science teacher

Applications are now open. Click here to Apply!

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June 2 - 7 -- Corpus Christi, TX 


June 16 - 21 -- San Miguel Mine near San Antonio, TX
June 23 - 28 -- Luminant Kosse Mine near Bryan, TX

Industrial Minerals

July 7 - 12 -- DFW area
July 14 - 19 -- San Antonio, TX 

*Teachers are responsible for personal transportation to and from the workshop location.

For more information, contact:

Charitie Wright Whitman
Education Director