Northern Nevada Teacher Workshop—July 17 and 18


A message from the Nevada Mining Association website: “The 34th annual Northern Nevada Mineral Education Workshop is right around the corner! This year’s event will take place July 17-18 at Reno’s Wooster High School. The NvMA and the Nevada Division of Minerals co-host the workshop, which allows Nevada K-12 teachers to receive a continuing education credit with no cost to attend. Participating educators spend each day learning about Nevada minerals and geology from area experts and touring area mine operations and museums.

Join us July 17-18 for the 2018 Northern Nevada Mineral Workshop. We are offering two fun-filled days of rocks, minerals, and mining. This workshop will be our 34th Annual in Northern Nevada.

The workshop is provided FREE to teachers, everything is provided by the Nevada Mining Association members and Nevada Division of Minerals.

The goal of the workshop is to educate K-12 Nevada teachers about earth sciences, the importance of mined materials and the role that mining plays in our lives. Classroom materials and lessons will be provided to all who attend. All lessons are Nevada standards-based and fit the new STEM standards.

  • Receive and share information to increase knowledge of the earth sciences.
  • Analyze information to develop lesson plans appropriate to all grade levels.
  • Understand the importance of mining and the minerals industry today.
  • Teachers can receive continuing education credit for attending.

We are excited to unveil a new workshop format for this Workshop. This new format will provide two mornings of classroom sessions and two afternoons of mine tours.

Day 1: Teachers will select two classroom sessions for the morning to learn about rocks and minerals. In the afternoon we will go out and visit active mining operations.

Day 2: Teachers will select two classroom sessions for the morning. Come into the main hall for some group presentations followed by prize drawings for a microscope and a real gold splatter! We will then depart in the afternoon to tour the mine you missed on the first day.

All food, beverages, snacks, safety equipment and travel arrangements for the tours are provided by us! So, come join us and see how much mineral education rocks!” (from NvMA website)

The following geologists will be teaching the classes: Rachel Micander, Jon Price, and DD LaPointe (from NBMG); Rob Ghiglieri, Lucia Patterson, and Courtney Brailo (from Nevada Division of Minerals); and Maureen Leshendok, Terry Jennings, Patti, Sam, Maria, Joe, Ginger, and Beth.

Watch for the Southern Nevada Mineral Workshop in Las Vegas in March!

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