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Monday, July 8, 2024

DFW Industrial Minerals Teacher Workshop

Start Date: 7/8/2024 7:00 AM CDT
End Date: 7/12/2024 12:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Holiday Inn Express - Convention/Las Colinas

333 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX  United States  75039

The Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA) and TACA offer 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