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Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching

Award to a USA or UK Classroom Teacher
for Excellence in Earth Science Instruction

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American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

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Award of $2,500 to a USA or UK classroom teacher to recognize outstanding Earth science instruction at the K-8 grade levels. Teachers will be evaluated on the basis of their enthusiasm for and dedication to Earth Science education, as well as their ability to craft and deliver Earth science instruction for their students. Applicants will also be judged on their demonstrated commitment to improving their own Earth science understanding as lifelong learners.

The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr., who was a past president of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and a recipient of both the Ian Campbell Medal and the Heroy Distinguished Service Award. He was a lifelong supporter of teachers and students of all ages and served for a number of years as chair of the AGI Education Advisory Committee. The award is designed to recognize one teacher of grades K-8 (or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom) each year for his or her leadership and innovation in Earth science education.

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GrantWatch ID#: 160691

Number of Grants:

The award is designed to recognize one teacher.

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The award consists of a $2,500 prize for the winning teacher and a grant of up to $1,000 to enable the recipient to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in March 2018.

The winning teacher and his or her school each will receive a plaque of recognition.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time U.S. or U.K. classroom teacher who currently provides instruction in Earth science at the K-8 level (or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom) with all the responsibilities of such a position.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2018 competition must be submitted by January 22, 2018.

The recipient will attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in March 2018 to accept the award.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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American Geosciences Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1502

P: (703) 379-2480
F: (703) 379-7563

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