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Scientists surveying soil information
Smithsonian Libraries
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This program provides a residency at one of the Smithsonian's libraries for mid-career educators working on publications or curriculum development and allows them to use its collections to further their research in science, history, culture, and arts. The Library offers excellent resources for...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include...

Students test water samples
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) honors teachers who have demonstrated their capacity to change student's lives and the communities in which they teach. Two teachers will receive $5,000 cash prizes and up to $1,000 for travel, lodging, and meals while at TMA's annual conference....

Noble Kolskaya undersea driller
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Teacher of the Year award, given by the American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation, will once again be granted to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education. The final TOTY award winner will...

Tags: aapg, award, teacher, k-12
Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) award honors 30 outstanding teaching assistants (TAs) in geoscience education. Winners receive a one-year NAGT membership, including subscriptions to the Journal of Geoscience Education and the In The trenches quarterly magazine. Both...

Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica
United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

Attention current K-12 teachers: Are you an experienced educator who is ready to make a difference on a national scale? If so, consider applying for an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and prepare for a year of unique opportunities. As a Fellow you will spend a school year in...

Tags: award, k-12, teacher
Multiple galaxies starting to fuse together
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominees are welcome from ASP Members and members of the astronomical community through March 1 of each year. Descriptions of the awards and links to the award pages are listed...

Carbon-14 dating laboratory at the University of Arizona
Amgen, Inc.
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE) is an annual awards program that recognizes extraordinary contributions by educators across the United States and Puerto Rico who are elevating the level of science literacy through creativity in the classroom and motivation of students. An...

Tags: award, teacher, k-12
Students studying soils
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This program, made possible through the John William Butler Foundation, honors teachers who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill in shaping the lives of children and teens through education. The program provides $5,000 cash stipends to three to five public or private school...

North Caroline Coast
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of science...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The annual NSTA Awards and Recognition Program recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators created in 1973. The NSTA Awards and Recognition were created to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field. This site features 20 awards,...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award honors NSTA members who are teachers that have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. Awarded: Annually

Tags: award, nsta, education
Irrigation system
DuPont
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

A partnership with DuPont Pioneer and the National Science Teachers Association, this award is to recognize excellence and innovation in the field of agricultural science education. One award will be awarded annually. The awardee will receive a $5000 grant for their classroom/program, paid...

Big Bend National Park, Texas
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr. Dr. Roy 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...

Tags: agi, award, k-8
Students test water samples
Horace Mann
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

Since 2001, Horace Mann has partnered with the National Education Association and the NEA Foundation to recognize, reward and promote excellence in teaching through the Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence. Awarded: Annually

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
ING
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

For more than 15 years, and with nearly $4 million in awarded grants, ING Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program's "alumni" have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000...

Tags: award, education
Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K-12 teachers (up to 25) in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing...

Tags: nsta, k-12, teacher
Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
PASCO Scientific
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Pasco STEM Educator Awards sponsored by PASCO scientific, a partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, to recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. A total of 3 awardees will be selected...

Tags: stem, award, nsta, k-12
Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

National Science Foundation provides this program recognizes outstanding mathematics and science teachers from across the United States and four U.S. jurisdictions for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. In even numbered years this award is for grades K-6. In odd...

Tags: nsf, award, k-6, 7-12, education
Students taking water samples during field work
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to, and provided leadership in, science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. It is NSTA's highest honor. This award...

Chemical plant
Dow Chemical Company
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to, and provided leadership in, science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. It is NSTA's highest honor. This award...

Starfish and anemones off Massachusetts coast
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes and rewards an outstanding teacher who is working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. One teacher will win $10,000, an expenses-paid trip for themselves and one guest to a SeaWorld or Busch Gardens park for a special awards event, and an all-...

Students studying soils
Shell
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes one outstanding classroom science teacher (K-12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching. Awarded: November 18, 2015

Students taking water samples during field work
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science...

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
Vernier, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards. The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the...

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
NSTA/Northrop Grumman Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes excellence in the field of aerospace education. The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace Educators Luncheon at the NSTA Conference. This NSTA award is sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation. Awarded: Annually

Tags: award, nsta, k-12
Students test water samples
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level." Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of earth science content with their students is eligible....

West Virginia floodplains
Arch Coal Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Arch Coal Foundation seeks nominations of outstanding full-time K-12 teachers in West Virginia, Wyoming, and four counties in Utah (Carbon, Emery, Sanpete, and Sevier) for its annual teacher-recognition program. The nominee must be an active full-time teacher with at least three years of...

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the Space Foundation and NASA, annually presents the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators and district level personnel in the field of educational technology. Alan Shepard award...

Clearcut Forest
White House Council on Environmental Quality and the EPA
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Applicants must teach full time in a K-12 public school, hold a...

Volcanologists taking measurements to indicate magma movement
New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

To that end, NERCHE, in partnership with the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College, is inviting nominations for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, which recognizes a full-time faculty member (pre-tenure or with a long-term contract...

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Gastropod Fossils
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Ron Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award will recognize and reward an outstanding high school teacher who has made biotechnology learning accessible to the classroom. This award has been established in memory of Ron Mardigian, the inspiration behind and founder of the...

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
Northrop Grumman, NSTA
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

A partnership with Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association, this award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education. NSTA and the Northrop Grumman Foundation recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant...

Tags: nsta, award, education
BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This NSTA award posthumously recognizes long-standing members of NSTA for significant lifelong service to NSTA and contributions to science education. This award is open to long-standing members of NSTA (minimum 15 years) who have been deceased for no more than 10 years; an individual may be...

Tags: nsta, award
Delaware in the Appalachian Mountains
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The program provides fellowship grants of $24,000 to individuals who are looking to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary-school level. The foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. Awarded: March 1, 2016

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Funding for Science Teachers
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA Education relies on partnerships. Apply for funding and explore opportunities to join networks of institutions.

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Teacher Professional Development
CalReycle Office of Education and the Environment (OEE)

The California Education and the Environment Initiative is a program of CalReycle's Office of Education and the Environment (OEE). Our mission is to foster environmental literacy among all California students as part of a high-quality K-12 education. Environmental literacy builds critical...

Stegosaurus skeleton on display.
Teacher Professional Development
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Science Education Academies for teachers (SSEATs) bridge the gap between the SSEC's formal science education programs and informal education programs at the Smithsonian museums and research facilities. Teachers from around the country venture to Washington, DC, for a weeklong...

Students studying soils
Education Reports
Teaching Channel, Jennifer Munoz

Teaching Channel blogger Jennifer Munoz is an elementary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and science specialist who has resources for teaching science well and managing time effectively. Munoz has grouped the resources under three headings: Teachers Helping...

Sunflowers
Education Reports
Healthy Schools Campaign

Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands are pleased to announce the release of Green Schoolyards: A Growing Movement Supporting Health, Education and Connection with Nature. This new report documents the journeys and lessons of green schoolyard programs across the country and is informed by a...

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