FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With just over a month left to apply, now is the time to go online and view a new webcast about the prestigious Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. The free, two-minute webcast provides an overview of the competition. To view the webcast, visit https://www.earthsciweek.org/webcasts/EdRoy.
Given annually, this award is presented to one teacher of grades K-8 in the United States or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom each year. The award recognizes leadership and innovation in Earth science education.
The 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, Dr. Roy was a lifelong supporter of teachers and students of all ages.
To enter the 2019 competition, applications must be submitted electronically by January 18, 2019. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize and a travel grant of up to $1,000 to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in April 2019 to accept the award. For more information on application procedures and requirements, please visit https://www.americangeosciences.org/education/awards/roy.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than a quarter-million geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides geoscientists with access to scholarly information, 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 health of the environment.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
Joseph Lilek, Communications Manager