Written by Alyssa Burley.
In its March 2016 issue, the 100 year-old Pit & Quarry magazine features Project Cornerstone's construction aggregates-focused educational programs and community outreach efforts.
The article explains how Project Cornerstone serves "as a bridge between the community and the industry it knows little about," writes Allison Barwacz.
Barwacz covers the Project Cornerstone field trips that take students on tours of local rock quarries, and the educational activities that are designed to meet their science curriculum.
Through Project Cornerstone, students are enlightened about various careers within the aggregates industry. The potential shortage of future industry employees is mentioned by Barwacz and backed up with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Barawcz highlights how Project Cornerstone's teacher workshop is designed to equip "teachers with the tools necessary to teach their students about the aggregates industry."
“It’s very clear that the general public does not understand the construction aggregate industry and how it impacts them,” Barwacz quotes Crystal Howard, executive director of Project Cornerstone. “Mining, in general, is a scary word to the public when you first bring it up. This program has really opened the eyes of students, their teachers and the general public that sand and gravel is really the cornerstone of their community.”
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