This award is given annually to an elementary or middle school teacher who has demonstrated his or her ability to teach exemplary Earth science lessons. The award is given in honor of Dr. Edward C. Roy Jr., a longtime champion of Earth science education.
The National Association of Geoscience Teacher’s (NAGT) award is given to precollege teachers who have made exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences and who are outstanding teachers. AGI contributes teaching materials to awardees
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) National Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award program recognizes teachers who incorporate applied geology into their lesson plans. In support of this program, AGI provides instructional materials to awardees.
The geoscience education resources on this site come from a variety of providers. The site provides listings of professional resources including education reports, funding for science teachers, professional development opportunities, teaching awards, and much more.
Featured Member Society Programs
AGI is a federation of 52 member societies. Many of those member societies also provide outstanding resources for teachers. Two of those are featured below.
Dorothy Stout Professional Development Awards
Dorothy “Dottie” Stout was the first female president of the National Association of Geoscience Teacher (NAGT). She was active as a strong supporter of Earth science education at all levels. In honor of Dottie's outstanding work and lifelong dedication to Earth science education, NAGT gives awards of $750 to faculty and students at two-year colleges, and to K-12 teachers.
The Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards program is operated by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Awards are given each year to precollege teachers who have made exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences and who are outstanding teachers. AGI contributes teaching materials to awardees.
For more information about these and other programs, visit the Center for Geoscience and Society. There you will find databases of information about curricula, professional development, policy concerns, and much more.