American Coal Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia. Nonprofit educational organization supported by an industry coalition. Provides free educational materials (teacher packages and coal samples) about coal, electricity, and land reclamation. Activities for elementary and secondary students, a coal video guide, science fair ideas, posters, and more are available.
Center for Energy and Economic Development. Non-profit organization that promotes the long-term viability of coal as a fuel source for electricity, and provides information on electricity, coal technology, the environment, and coal economics.
Energy Information Administration , U.S. Department of Energy. Provides official U.S. government coal statistics, coal data, quarterly reports on U.S. coal production, state coal profiles, and reviews of U.S. coal resources and energy initiatives.
Energy Resources Program/Coal Energy Team, U.S. Geological Survey. Provides information on coal resource assessments, coal on Federal lands, coal databases, summaries of the economics of coal resources, a world coal inventory, and summaries of current Federal coal research.
http://www.mining-technology.com/ A website for the mining, tunneling, and quarrying industries containing information about companies, projects, technology, and news about the international mining industry.
Mineral Information Institute, Boulder, Colorado. Nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth about the science of minerals and other natural resources. Provides free resources to classroom teachers including teacher packets, posters, lessons, and activities.
Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Provides public and technical reports, statistics, fact sheets, news releases and regulatory explanations on mine safety and health issues. A kid's page includes safety information warning children to keep out of old mine areas.
National Energy Foundation. Nonprofit developer of innovative mineral resource education materials. The Out of the Rock section provides online information about how minerals are used. This site also provides inexpensive posters and teachers materials concerning electricity production, energy, and mining.
National Mining Association. Trade organization that promotes the importance of mining in the United States . Provides industry views on regulations and legal issues related to mining.
Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Department of Interior. Provides information and statistics about surface coal mining and reclamation, including explanations of regulations, abandoned mine reclamation programs, and topical reclamation subjects. The Learning Gateway has information about coal and mining for teachers as well as puzzles and quizzes for students.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . Provides information and explanations of environmental issues in the United States . The teacher resources section provides background information on a wide variety of environmental issues, teacher activities and lesson plans, ideas for service projects, and more.