Ever wonder how where all the materials used to build everything in our world comes from and why they are used? The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers can help answer that and more! This organization provides activities, workshops and materials to help students understand the importance of mining and minerals in our lives while working with various environmental groups to repurpose the land when done. Some examples are… Cookie Mining, Drilling for Core Samples Using Pound Cake Topography, and Edible Geology. Their key motto is “If it cannot be grown, then it has to be mined“.