LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter
Excellence in Education Awards for Texas
The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards celebrate public school professionals whose leadership and dedication inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Cash prizes are awarded to teachers, principals, and school districts. Applications due Jan. 10, 2014.
2014 Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching
Each year, AGI awards one full-time U.S. teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade for leadership and innovation in Earth science education. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize and a travel grant of $1,000 to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in April 2014 in Boston to accept the award. To be eligible for the 2014 competition, applications must be postmarked by January 10, 2014.
Captain Planet Foundation Seeks Applications for K-12 Environment-Based Projects
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from K-12 schools for environment-based education projects to be implemented in the spring and summer of 2014. Seed grants of up to $500 will be awarded for high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2014.
ING Unsung Heroes Program Invites K-12 Educators to Apply for Class Project Awards
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program annually recognizes K-12 educators in the United States for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach. Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Application deadline: Apr. 30, 2014
2014 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Awards
Technology personnel and K-12 classroom teachers who have demonstrated exemplary use of technology to enhance learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, are eligible for this award. The award will be presented in May 2014 at the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The deadline for applications is Feb. 3, 2014.
Texas Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching
Each year, TMA’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching recognizes and rewards Texas schoolteachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels who share their energy and enthusiasm for science with their students. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 19 and for applications is Dec. 28.