From: "AGI Public Relations" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: October 8, 2011 10:43:28 AM EDT

Subject: AGI Accepting Applications for 2012 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

Contact: Geoff Camphire
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AGI Accepting Applications for 2012 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

Alexandria, VA - Does someone you know teach earth science to students between
kindergarten and eighth grade? Do they excel in their teaching through
leadership and innovation, bringing new ideas and approaches to teaching about
our planet? If so, they may be eligible for the Edward C. Roy Award for
Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher nationwide for his
or her leadership and innovation in earth science education. The winner will
receive a prize of $2,500 and an additional travel grant of $1,000 to attend the
2012 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in
Indianapolis, Indiana, 29 March through 1 April 2011. To be eligible,
applications must be postmarked by 10 January 2012.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr., who was a strong and
dedicated supporter of eEarth science education. He served as President of AGI,
chaired the AGI Education Advisory Committee, and received both the Ian Campbell
Medal and the Heroy Distinguished Service Award. In addition, he served as the
Gertrude and Walter Pyron Distinguished Professor of Geology at Trinity
University, as Dean of the Division of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering,
and as Vice President for Academic Affairs. Roy was also appointed Chair of the
Texas Earth Science Task Force by the Commissioner of the Texas Education

To learn more about competition requirements, application procedures, and
deadlines, visit

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of 50 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.