The Winona State University Department of Geoscience will host the 15th annual Minnesota Minerals Education Workshop June 19-21.

This three-day workshop for K-12 earth science educators offers short courses and field trips focused on the geology and mineral resources of Minnesota. The short course sessions will be held in Pasteur Hall and the SLC.

Participants may choose among 16 different short course topics taught by professional geologists, mining engineers, academics, government scientists and K-12 educators. Many of the courses introduce curriculum ideas for various grade levels. Field trips are designed to familiarize participants with the geology and mineral resources of southeastern Minnesota. The field trips provide opportunities to collect samples and photographs of classic geological exposures.

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For more information, contact Sadredin Moosavi at 507-304-3153, or Nikki Schossow.

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