The MMEW is a three-day annual workshop for K-12 earth science educators, which offers short courses and field trips focused on the geology and mineral resources of Minnesota. Participants may choose among short course topics taught by professional geologists, mining engineers, academics, government scientists, and K-12 educators. Many of the courses introduce curriculum ideas for various grade levels. Field trips are designed to familiarize participants with the geology and mineral resources of southeastern Minnesota. The two days of field trips provide ample opportunity to collect samples and photographs of classic geological exposures.
Participants will receive a variety of resource materials including rock and mineral samples, lesson plan ideas, posters, maps, videos, and other useful information. Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be provided with a certificate of participation listing contact hours.
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