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The Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) and Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) will be co-hosting a celebration for their “Mining in Today’s World” patch program on June 12, 2021 in Elko, NV. 

The event will consist of virtual and in-person events and activities. The virtual portion of the day features a “Meet the Miners” panel, running from 10 AM to 12 PM. Attendees will be able to hear from women currently working in mining and ask them questions. The event is open to Girl Scouts of all ages and is free of charge, but registration is required.

In-person activities will be held at the Elko Scout House from 1 PM to 2:30 PM. Girls K-12 will explore – through a variety of fun, hands-on, interactive activities – the importance of mining in our everyday lives, the wide variety of STEM careers available in mining, and social and environmental topics surrounding the industry. Girls will receive mining-related STEM resources to take home, as well as GSSN's Mining in Today's World patch. There is a $5 charge to attend the in-person event.

The in-person activities will include:

·       Rock/Mineral Identification (hands-on observation and testing)

·       Mineral Mining (using gravel as the medium)

·       Metamorphic Rocks (using clay as the medium)

·       Sedimentary Rocks (making an edible sedimentary rock)

·       Career Exploration

·       Uses of Minerals in Today's World

·       "Mining" Your Cell Phone

·       Mining Legislation and Social Discussion


To register for the virtual event, visit To register for the in-person event, visit Registration for both ends June 9.

About the Nevada Mining Association 
The mission of the Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) is to unite, educate, advocate, and serve as the public voice of Nevada’s modern mining industry. From advocacy on major policy issues to developing innovative ways to connect members with opportunities, the Nevada Mining Association builds recognition of the mining industry’s contribution across the Silver State. The Nevada Mining Association is committed to leading environmental stewardship and the health and safety of workers, residents, and communities. The NVMA envisions Nevadans embracing the mining industry as forward thinking, respected, and essential for a vibrant future. For more information, visit Stay up to date with all Nevada Mining Association activities on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube pages.

About the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada 
We're the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. We represent girls and adult volunteers in northern Nevada and northeastern California, and we believe every girl can change the world. We are building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passions, and talents. With incredible programs and great friends, there's a chance for every girl to do something amazing. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit