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Mary Henson in hardhat

Hi! I’m Mary Henson

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Here’s what Mary had to say before heading into the mine for our coal field trip:

Learning about coal for this project has been an exciting adventure so far, and the best is yet to come. Our live meeting December 5 is coming soon. I think it will be one of the most action-packed field trips you’ll ever experience. Together we’re going to explore surface and underground coal mines.

Recently, an experienced miner took some of us from KET on a preview tour underground. It’s really neat down there. The picture in my mind was all wrong. I thought it would be like my closet: dark, crowded, and a little scary. But actually it was light, spacious, and very exciting. You’ll see what I’m talking about.

You’ll also see a surface mine operation in action. We’ll look at giant, amazing earth-moving equipment. One machine is almost the size of a football field! Can you imagine driving a machine that’s bigger than your house? You’ll see how it works.

You’ll also see—and hear from—many different people who can answer our questions about coal. You may already have questions about coal. If so, find some answers here on KET’s coal pages.

Well, I’m looking forward to our subterranean adventure. See you underground!


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Last Updated: Thursday, 15-Dec-2005 13:57:37 EST