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Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association

IMAA Teachers' Workshop

Rocks and Minerals in Modern Society

Sponsored by the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association and the Indiana Geological Survey


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What is the IMAA Teachers' Workshop?

This workshop is specially created for K-12 science educators in Indiana.  The workshop will focus on the identification, economic value, and the uses of a variety of rocks and minerals in your everyday life.  Volunteers from the aggregates mining industry also provide expert knowledge on mining procedures in Indiana.  Remember: if it can't be grown, it must be mined!

How does the Workshop operate?

You will not be sitting through boring seminars all day! The IMAA Teachers' Workshop uses hands-on sessions to present activities that you can take back to the classroom, with helpful tips on how the activities can be worked into your curriculum.  There are also two field trips to active aggregate mining operations, where on-site instruction will be provided concerning extraction technology, quality control and how the aggregates industry addresses environmental issues.

Is professional credit available for attending?

All participants will receive Professional Growth Points for attending the entire workshop.  You can also apply to receive 1 graduate credit hour from the Indiana University School of Education at an additional cost.  All paperwork to receive the graduate credit will be available at the beginning of the workshop and will be due on the final day of the workshop.  Payment will be billed at a later date. Please contact Polly Sturgeon (, Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Indiana Geological Survey with any questions regarding the IU graduate credit.

What is the cost of attending?

The registration fee for the IMAA Teachers' Workshop is $55.00.  Registration is limited to 40 participants.  The IU graduate credit is optional and is an extra fee to be determined by Indiana University.  Please contact Polly Sturgeon (, Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Indiana Geological Survey with any questions regarding the IU graduate credit.

Are Sponsorships available?

In short, Yes! Sponsorships for teachers from IMAA members are available, however we cannot guarantee sponsorship for every teacher – but we will do our best! If you would like to attend and are in need of sponsorship, please contact the IMAA office at 317-580-9100.

Questions, comments? Contact Katie at IMAA: or 317-580-9100

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