On Wed., June 21, Shelly’s Columbus Limestone facility welcomed 23 teachers in relationship to the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association’s (OAIMA) 9th Annual Project STONE Teachers Workshop. Throughout the visit, teachers interacted with The Shelly Company, Wampum Hardware and Sauls Seismic employees, discussing quarry and safety protocols, the importance of seismographs, the control on the vibrations and much more.
Prior to coming, Project STONE offered a contest involving an aggregates mining equation and the prize being the person selected to push the detonator releasing the extraction of rock. Andy Huddleston, Twin Valley South teacher, was the winner, and once safe and secure he was approved to press the button that created 25,000 tons of limestone.
Project Stone is a nationally recognized, award winning professional teachers workshop created by Wright State University’s Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Teacher Education, in collaboration with the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association and the Ohio Board of Regents. In its 9th year, the workshop is open to all teachers of grades K-12 in all curriculum areas and intervention specialists. Participants can receive CEU’s or graduate credits. Graduate credits are available at a greatly reduced cost. A limited number of graduate credit scholarships are available. The two-week summer workshop involves producing members from all over the state offering valuable information, lessons and activities to take back to the classroom. The Shelly Company has participated in Project STONE since its inception including kick-off presentations and quarry visits. The Shelly Company is committed to being a good neighbor and knows the importance of education. Educating our future creates a better tomorrow.