AGI Accepting Applications for 2015 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

AGI Accepting Applications for 2015 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Camphire (gac@americangeosciences.org)
11/20/2015


Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy Award for

Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one full-time K-8 teacher in the U.S. or

U.K. whose excellence and innovation in the classroom elevates students' understanding of the Earth and its many

processes.


The winner of the Edward C. Roy Award will receive a cash prize and an additional travel grant to attend the National

Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in March 2016. To be eligible, applications must

be postmarked by January 20, 2016.


The Edward C. Roy Award is given in honor of Dr. Edward C. Roy Jr., a strong and dedicated supporter of Earth science

education. A past president of AGI and former chair of the AGI Education Advisory Committee, Roy was a lifelong supporter

of teachers and students of all ages.


For more information on requirements, application procedures and deadlines, please visit

http://www.americangeosciences.org/education/awards/roy.


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The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that

represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides

information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in

strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in

society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.