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Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS)
Award of $2,000 to a USA K-12 teacher in the Gulf Coast area for outstanding contributions to earth science education. The selected teacher will be from a Gulf Coast state, including Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or Texas. The award is intended to recognize excellence in teaching the science of natural resources, such as energy resources, organic substances, and inorganic materials.
The purpose of the Owen R. Hopkins Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award is two-fold:
The Nominee's teaching must include at least one unit per year on the scientific study of natural resources, defined as Earth materials used by civilizations past and present, such as:
The nominee’s teaching should include the scientific study of these resources, their origin, discovery, extraction, and historical and present use. It should also include the preservation of the environment, reclamation, the conservation of resources, and the application of Earth science in decision making.
The teaching unit will be evaluated on depth and breadth of concepts, creativity of presentation, and balanced treatment of information regarding societal need and environmental issues.
GrantWatch ID#: 166886
The Award carries a monetary award of $1,500 for personal use by the winning teacher and $500 for use for educational purposes under the teacher’s supervision. Also included is an expense-paid trip for the teacher to the GCAGS Annual Convention to receive the award.
USA: Alabama; Florida; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas
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