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Call for Earth Science Teaching Award Nominations

January 31, 2017

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Biggs Earth Science Teaching Award

The GSA Geoscience Education Division is now seeking nominations for the Biggs Earth Science Teaching Award.

The Biggs Award, which recognizes innovative and effective teaching of earth science among early career faculty, is the Geoscience Education Division’s Named Award. Earth science instructors and faculty from all academic institutions engaged in undergraduate education, who have been teaching full-time for 10 years or less are eligible. Part-time teaching is not counted in the 10 years. Nominees may self-nominate for this award.

An award of $750 is made possible as a result of support from the Donald and Carolyn Biggs Fund, the GSA Geoscience Education Division, and GSA’s Education & Outreach Programs. An additional travel reimbursement of up to $500 is available to the recipient to attend the award presentation at the GSA annual meeting.
You can check out previous awardees here:…

Please complete the nomination form, and send in complete nomination packets by March 15th.

Nomination form:


NESTA Earth Science Teaching Award

Hi, All!
Anyone who knows me is aware that I am not ready to paddle off into the sunset just yet, so I am now serving the National Association of Geoscience Teachers as the Outstanding Earth Science Teachers Award National Contact.
Many on these list-servs have already received OESTA recognition, but there are many of you who deserve consideration for the great things you are doing. Niow is the season to prepare and submit nominations for yourself or your colleagues who may be too shy to do so on their own.
Awards are given at the NAGT Section and State levels Below are the current rewards for winners, which may always be expanded.

Section Winners Receive:

Geological Society of America – monetary awards and 3-year Teacher Associate Membership
American Geological Institute – Earth Science Week Teacher Toolkit
American Geophysical Union – one-year membership and subscription to “Eos”
National Earth Science Teachers Assoc. – one-year membership or renewal and Journal “The Earth Scientist”
Amer. Institute of Professional Geologists – one-year subscription to “Professional Geologist”
US Geological Survey – New Edition of “This Dynamic Planet: World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics”

State Winners Receive:

a 9″ x 12″ plaque (black enamel on simulated walnut), from NAGT
a two-year complimentary membership in NAGT (including a subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education), from NAGT
one-year membership or renewal and Journal “The Earth Scientist” from National Earth Science Teachers Association
an assortment of publications from the US Geological Survey
a one-year membership in the Geologic Division of the Geological Society of America and in GSA
an Earth Science Week kit from the American Geological Institute

Here is the link to the general website:
Here is the link to the nomination form:
Note that each Section has its deadline, so read through the online information carefully.
Please share this message with others in your networks who may be interested in applying.
Thanks and Good Luck!
Mike Passow

Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Palisades, NY 10964 (preferred e-mail and mailing address)

NESTA (National Earth Science Teachers Association)
Past-President 2016 – 2018

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