Charles A. Salotti Earth Science Education Award

Award to a Michigan Educator for Outstanding
Informal Earth Science Instruction or Mentoring

GrantWatch ID#: 160805
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Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA)


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Award of $500 to a Michigan teacher or educator (from secondary to college level) in recognition of outstanding informal earth sciences instruction or mentoring. Eligible candidates are those that demonstrate excellence in designing, developing, or implementing informal Earth Science educational approaches. Informal approaches focus on exposing students to experiences outside of the classroom setting.

Examples of informal approaches include field trips, field-based explorations or projects, creation of exhibitions, museum-based exploration or projects, weekend workshops, extramural clubs, etc.; or the candidate has demonstrated excellence in mentoring of students and teachers in the area of Earth science.

Mentoring focuses on the perceived impact on students relevant to work or career and on teachers relevant to professional development. Recommendations must cite specific examples of the impact this teacher has had on colleagues and former students.

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The winner of this award will receive $500 and a lifetime membership to the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum.

Current and past Michigan educators and professional museum staff in the broad area of Earth science (secondary schools, community college, university) who have demonstrated excellence in informal education or mentoring.

Nominations are welcome from members of MESTA, school administrators, teachers, former students, and other professional staff, such as museum or library staff.

The deadline for nominations is July 1.

Letters of recommendation (maximum of 5) are highly encouraged.

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

Letters of recommendation and the nomination form should be sent to:

Chuck Schepke
8640 Loxley
Roscommon, MI 48653

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