I would like to thank Diamond Del's Gem Mining for the awesome experience you provided for our students yesterday. The squeals of delight and excitement permeated the school yesterday and helped to support our efforts in the classroom.
I have been participating in the Diamond Del experience for nearly 20 years now as a classroom teacher, a science teacher, and school administrator. I have never been disappointed or had a single complaint from a student, parent, or teacher. You provide a safe educational experience for our students at a very reasonable cost.
As a former President of the South Carolina Science Council, I can attest to the fact that you serve all of the students of our great state with the same level of professionalism and dedication. I hope you will continue your efforts for many years to come.
Mr. William L. Austin, M. ED, NBCT
2009 AFA National Math and Science Teacher of the Year.
My kids loved it, and can't stop talking about their rocks!! I'm sure the other classes will too. I was amazed how big the rock samples are. I thought they would be tiny pieces. I appreciate your generosity!! Thanks again!
Just wanted to let you know that the kids had a BLAST! They were so excited during the activity and were extra excited that they got to take home all the rocks and minerals that they mined. The teachers that I scheduled this activity for also said to me that this was a great choice in adding to our science curriculum.
-Mrs. Denise Braun
Second Grade Teacher
Carolyn Clark Elementary School
It was FANTASTIC! We LOVED the mining presentation. The students were sooo excited and loved the hands on experience. We were able to extend the lesson in class by adding it to our research center (we are currently studying earth events). We definitely would be interested in having you return next year!
San Jose, CA
I just want to share with you how excited Owen has been about the rock studies you have been doing in class and today’s on site field trip was a huge hit for him. He came home and told each one of us, separately, all about each and every rock he had mined, read the back of the info card, and expressed how much fun he had learning about them all. Thank you for bringing this experience to the class. I know it’s not easy to make these thing happen, so I want you to know that for my crazy kid, it made an big impact! Thank you!