The California Mineral Education Foundation (CMEF) is hosting a conference that offers information about California's rocks and minerals. This conference is standards based and is designed to provide lesson plans, hands-on workshops, classroom materials and a tour for K-12 teachers. Workshops will be divided into appropriate grade catetories.
Who Should Attend:
All K-12 teachers who need help meeting state standards in earth science. Subject matter is applicable and informative for all levels, from the novice to the science expert. All classroom activities, lesson plans, materials, videos and mine tour experiences have been geared for specific standards and are ready for use in the classroom.
To provide California teachers with information and practical applications that will be of assitance in the teaching of earth science, and in particular, the important role minerals play in our daily lives.
Instructors and Lecturerers:
University professors, accredited California earth science teachers, industry professionals and geologists.
Continuing Education Credit:
A certificate of 8 hours of continuing education will be provided. Check with your district office to be sure this meets your local requirements.
One unit of credit (fall semester 2011) is available through California State University Sacramento. Contact the CMEF office for further information about cost and procedure for applying for credit.
Since many components of the conference are donated, your cost is only $75.
Some scholarship funds are available. Please see the front page of this website for application or contact the CMEF office if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.