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Previous Workshops
with Downloadable Material

2013 MMEW (Hibbing)

2012 MMEW (Winona)
2011 MMEW (Eveleth)


Minerals Education Workshop


17th Annual MMEW
June 17-19, 2014
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN

Powerpoint presentations and handouts from the 2014 MMEW short courses can be downloaded from links on the
the short course schedule below.

Other Downloads

2014 MMEW Program and Field Guide
(includes lists of participants, instructors, and sponsors)

Introductory Powerpoint

Field Trip Overview Powerpoint

Final Report for the 2014 MMEW submitted to the MCMRE Board on Dec. 4, 2014
Executive Summary
Final Report
App. A - Schedule, Participants, Instructors, and Sponsors
App. B - Financial Summary
App. C - Participant Survey Results






Session 1

Jigsaw on Heat –
Lab Activity

Kate Rosok

History of Hydrogeology - ppt
Greg Brick

Glacial Geology of SW Minnesota - ppt
Carrie Jennings

Crystallography Basics -ppt
Handouts 1 2 3
Cheryl Sill

Session 2

Teaching Plate Tectonics-ppt
Handouts 1 2 3 4 5
Stephen Allard

Groundwater Teaching Tools Cancelled
Jim Lundy

The Sioux Quartzite –
Example of the Rock Cycle ppt
Richard Ojakangas

Rock and Mineral Identification - ppt
Amy Radakovich

Session 3

Place-based Approach to Teaching Earth Science- ppt
Dean Moosavi

Sustainability of Groundwater in SW MN - ppt
Jim deLambert

Aggregate Resources
Handouts 1 2 3
Christina Morrison

Mineral Deposits -How, Where, When, Why Here?
ppt, Handouts 1 2
Jim Miller

Session 4

Mineral Resource Lesson Plan Sharing
Marjorie Ostgaard

Protecting Groundwater instead of Mitigating Mistakes - ppt
Handouts 1 2 3
Bruce Olson

Applied Geology: Assessing and Mitigating Geological Risks - ppt
Handouts 1 2
Leif Johnson

Mineral Uses
Website Links
Ken Reid


  Minnesota Center for Mineral Resource Education