Abandoned Mine Drainage Education Coalition (AMDEC)
The Abandoned Mine Drainage Education Coalition (AMDEC) is comprised of a number of conservation minded organizations in Pennsylvania whose goal is to create a comprehensive, standards based curriculum devoted to Pennsylvania's largest water pollution problem, Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD). This coalition is collectively working to create a variety of professional lesson plans, and has been aided by grant funding provided through PA's Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener program.
This web site is designed for use by boards of education, school administrations, teachers, parents, students and community members seeking a better understanding of abandoned mine drainage and watershed education. An interdisciplinary approach to watershed education is being developed to focus on the academic standards in the areas of Environment and Ecology mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.