EDUCATION

 

Project Cornerstone offers in-class activities and field trips to local mining operations.

The organization strives to:

  • Develop current, consistent and compelling educational materials.
  • Provide in-class hands-on lessons/activities for students.
  • Facilitate field trips for schools to local quarries and processing plants to coincide with their Natural Resources and Human Impacts on Earth Systems curriculum.  The program will educate students, teachers and parents about mining through visiting a site.  A Hold Harmless Agreement provided by the site operator must be signed by the student's parent/guardian prior to the field trip.
 

The cost of our in-class activities is $150/class.  Please contact crystal@project-cornerstone.org for the cost of field trips.  Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!!

TEACHER RESOURCES

PROJECT CORNERSTONE
MATERIALS

This section includes educational materials developed by Project Cornerstone may be copied and distributed in their unaltered form by parents, teachers, students, policy makers, elected officials and community members for the sole purpose of educating about the importance of construction aggregates.

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PRE-ACTIVITY
IN-CLASS / FIELD TRIP ACTIVITIES
POST ACTIVITY

TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTATION

EDUCATIONAL
RESOURCES

This section includes educational resources developed by various organizations and are provided as additional information to supplement the aggregates education in the classroom.  Teachers will find useful websites and videos they can use in their classrooms.

GRANTS

DonorChoose.org
www.donorchoose.org

WEBSITES

Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
www.mineralseducationcoalition.org

Women In Mining Education Foundation (WIM)
www.womeninmining.org

NSSGA's Interactive Aggregates Map
www.nssga.org/education/research-map

Chemistry of Concrete
www.illinois.edu

History of Asphalt
www.asphaltpavement.org


VIDEOS

America's future is directly tied to the success of the aggregates industry. - National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

"If it can't be grown, then it must be mined." This statement applies to EVERYTHING we use in our daily lives. - Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

Paving Asphalt - How It's Made

Thank you to our product sponsors who have donated materials for our hands-on activities.

If your child has or will participate in a Project Cornerstone activity, please download, complete and return the Media Release Form.