The Oklahoma Department of Mines Coal Division Staff developed a Student Outreach Program in 2000.
The Student Outreach Program provides students and teachers in the State of Oklahoma with a better understanding of the mining process.
The program entitled “The Oklahoma Mining Experience” is available to any classroom in Oklahoma from October through April. The program is designed to include hands-on and interactive activities such as rock samples, seismograph demonstrations, and a blasting video for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes. The interaction between the presenters and students make this presentation a fun and educational “mining experience”. Fact sheets and activity handouts are also available and are given to teachers for distribution. The Department employees enjoy the experience of taking coal mining into the classroom and have informative literature, activities, and visual aids that are used to develop specific presentation in the school's classrooms or as a mine site field visit.
The Department has several Oklahoma schools and Science Fairs scheduled for upcoming presentations and are looking forward to another great year of “The Oklahoma Mining Experience.”
To learn more about our Student Outreach Program, please contact:
Stacy Woody, Student Outreach Coordinator
(918) 485-3999 or email Stacy.Woody@mines.ok.gov