Ohio association teaches kids, parents about aggregates

By |  June 15, 2015

Since 2012, the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) and its members have been active supporters of the Miami County Parks District’s “Hug the Earth” Program. As the association transitions to incorporate its education and outreach activities to the new Ohio Mining and Minerals Education Program, that tradition continues.

Despite rain, it is estimated that nearly 3,000 students, teachers, chaperones and parents attended this week-long event. The major activity — the “Ohio Rock and Mineral Dig” — continues to be a success as children “mine” for Ohio mined rocks, minerals and even bricks. OAIMA says this year’s event would not have been a success without the help of many of our members who donated their time, materials and equipment.

About the Author:

Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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