AGI Offers Award for K-8 Earth Science Teaching

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Because teachers play such a vital role in inspiring and preparing the next generation of geoscience leaders, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites science educators to enter its upcoming competition for the 2022 Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Given annually, this award is presented to one teacher of students ranging from kindergarten through grade eight in the United States or Key stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom. The award recognizes leadership and innovation in Earth science education.

Entrants are asked to submit an application packet including a curriculum vitae or resume, letters of recommendation, an essay, and an exemplary Earth system science lesson plan, preferably that they have implemented in their instruction. Submissions are stronger if they address current trends in Earth science education, which this year may include ways that the teacher has effectively adapted instruction to address pandemic conditions, though this is not required.

The winner of the Roy Award will receive a monetary prize of $2,500 and a travel grant of up to $1,000 to attend the upcoming National Science Teaching Association National Conference in Houston, March 31-April 3, 2022. To be eligible, applications must be submitted by January 21, 2022.

The award is given in honor of Dr. Edward C. Roy Jr., a strong and dedicated supporter of Earth science education. For more information on requirements, application procedures, and deadlines, please visit and/or view a brief webcast at Questions may be directed to

About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a federation of scientific and professional associations representing over a quarter-million geoscientists, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
Geoff Camphire, Communications