Sterling Hill Mining Museum
2019 GeoSTEM Summer Academy for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
An Earth Science Journey from Ore to Store
August 22, 2019

Description: The origins of our everyday “stuff” is a mystery to most. This workshop will take you on a natural resource journey from ore to store to explore how Earth materials are acquired and refined to create the products on our shelves. The content of this workshop is a perfect fit for elementary and middle school teachers seeking innovative ways to connect students to everyday Earth and Space Science phenomena. The academy will take place at Sterling Hill Mining Museum, which is the perfect living laboratory to host such a workshop given the amazing feats that took place to mine the zinc. Attending teachers will receive classroom resources to effectively tie the content into their curricula related to K-8 Earth and Space Science NGSS. Additionally, six professional development hours will be provided. This event is sponsored by Sterling Hill Mining Museum.

Schedule: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (8:00 AM check-in)

Audience: Elementary and middle school teachers

Logistics: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant St. Ogdensburg, NJ

Mobility: We will be active in the mine which will require some walking. Please let us know if accommodations are needed.

Registration: Space is limited to 30. Registration closes July 31st or when capacity has been met

Workshop Fee: $30 which includes lunch, snacks, and materials, payable when you arrive at the workshop.

Registration Link: Workshop Contact: Missy Holzer at