We proudly offer some of the highest quality fun and educational programs and experiences found or offered anywhere with a single goal, inspiring "for kids of all ages" in the sciences! So, it’s not surprising that so many believe we are Maryland's and Northern Virginia's top choice for fun & educational Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, and Geology related programs and experiences! Every program and activity we run has educational elements carefully designed into them. But, we make sure these programs are so much fun; few even realize they are learning things too. That’s not by mistake, it’s by design and it works!
Developing and running educational programs of this quality is very costly to do, but it provides true value and benefits that simply cannot be measured monetarily alone... There can always be cheaper options out there, but you would have a tough time finding a company that offers more value or that can do it better!
MME Mission Statement:
To provide fun & educational programs, products, and expereinces with the goal of inspiring "kids of all ages" to explore and learn more about the sciences and to better educate the public on the importance of mining (when done right) and the many products and services it provides us...
On July 12th & 13th and again on July 19th & 20th, Mobile Mining Experience will be holding its first "Scouting Days" event at our seasonal location located within the Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City, MD. All scouts (boy scouts, cub scouts, girl scouts, and so forth) "in uniform" and all the family members that come out with them will receive a 10% discount on farm admission, gem mining, and geode cracking. There will also be a free prize drawing at 1:00 pm and again at 3:00 pm on each day near the gem mining flumes. See our "seasonal location - Clark's Elioak Farm" page and "calendar of events" page for more info...
With your help we will not only be able to reach far more "kids of all ages" and further our mission, but we also will be able to do it even better with new and improved equipment, programs, displays, and materials. We already are making a difference by inspiring "kids of all ages" in science. Yet, we have barely even scratched the surface of what we plan to offer. Just imagine how much more we could do with your help. We hope we can count on your contributions and support to help make this all happen. Please see our “How you can help” page of our website for more information
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Why not consider one of the many unique, fun, and educational Mobile Mining Experience programs and activities we offer for your school, youth group, summer camp, birthday party, company or community picnic, fundraiser, recreation center, zoo, festival, fair, etc... These programs and activities are sure to be a big hit with "kid's of all ages" and will inspire them to learn more about the sciences. Choose from over two dozen pre-designed programs, or allow us to create a custom program to fit your specific needs and budget.
Many of our programs are perfect for and are increasingly being utilized in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program efforts by public & privates schools, summer camps, and many others. Please let us know what your particular needs and goals are and the budget you have to work with. Our staff will work with you to recommend an existing program we offer or take steps to customize the program to meet and exceed your goals.
Nothing beats the pure joy of hands-on discovery! Far too few people are given an opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of mining for real gemstones, minerals, fossils, and other treasures. Mobile Mining Experience brings the adventure and positive learning experience to you. We proudly offer top quality gem & fossil mining programs and activities that are sure to inspire "kids of all ages"
Great for STEM!
While the industry's focus seems to be profit driven, ours is clearly educational benefits and it shows. To date, we are now using well over 240 different types and grades of real gemstones, minerals, rocks, fossils, and more (industry average is only 18 to 28) that originated from as many as thirteen countries to create some of the nations most diverse and highest quality enriched ore options. These are all "hand-mixed" by our staff with a multistep quality control process in place to insure the consistent high quality and diversity of finds that we strive to provide and you deserve from us.
There is just something special about cracking open one of these rather ordinary to flat out boring looking rocks and quickly discover the treasures hidden inside. We offer several different geode cracking programs and geode crackingas just an activty
Great for STEM!
Our programs involve a interactive lecture where we review the differences between rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, geode formation theories, and much more with the opportunity to win prizes for answering questions correctly. Then we move onto the hands-on activity where each participant gets to crack open their geode safely and effectively with our custom built geode cracking machines. The geode, the prizes, the great experiences, and a wealth of new knowledge is theirs to keep. This program has quickly become of favorite for many schools, and because we typically run them indoors, they are available year round
In 2014, Mobile Mining Experience is proudly adding nearly two dozen new educational programs and classes to our growing list of options. Some of these new offerings will be available in the spring of 2014 with more being "officially" made available as our efforts to fully prepare them are completed
Great for STEM!
You will want to be sure to take advantage of the great programs and activities we offer to the public and our calendar of events page is something you will want to check often! This is where you will find dates and information on all kinds of “open to the public” events, programs, activities, and so much more throughout the year. Things like the dates and times we will be at the Clark Elioak Farm. The dates and times we will be at fairs, festivals, and shows . Special "open to the public" programs and class offerings information. This page is updated often, so br sure to keep checking our calendar of events page
Coming soon! That's right, our long awaited Mobile Mining Experience on-line store will open soon. You will be able to buy most of our exclusive enriched ore's, our DIY kits, minerals, fossils, and much more all on line.
Help wanted! We are now accepting resumes for several part-time special events positions. This involves assisting with and running programs at a number of local schools, nature centers, and for youth groups