Utah’s Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award

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February 28, 2012


      particularly instructors of:

     • 4th-grade          • 8th-grade Integrated Science

     • 5th-grade          • 9th-grade Earth Systems


Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award

for Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources* in the Earth Sciences

Call for Nominations:

The Utah Geological Association (UGA) is soliciting nominations for the Utah Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award to: (1) recognize and support an outstanding Utahteacher of natural resources in earth sciences for grades K-12, and (2) provide a Utahcandidate for the regional competition sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s (AAPG) Rocky Mountain Section (RMS).   Ultimately, the UGA candidate would qualify for the annual AAPG contest and be selected as The National Teacher of the Year for Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences.

The UGA awards $1,500 to the Utah winning teacher, provides the teacher’s school with an educational gift, and submits the teacher’s application to the RMS regional competition.  The RMS winner will be awarded $500 and be automatically entered into the national AAPG competition, which awards $5,000 as well as an expense-paid trip to the May 2013 AAPG Annual Convention inPittsburgh,PA.

* Natural resources are defined as earth materials used by
civilization past and present, such as petroleum, natural gas, coal, oil
shale, mineral ores, building stone, and energy resources from the
Earth such as geothermal energy.

Please see the other three attachments for additional information and requirements.   Note that the UGA Award requirements are the same as the national AAPG’s Award requirements.



Applications are due June 1, 2012.

For more information, please contact:

Sandy Eldredge
UtahGeological Association Teacher of the Year Award Committee
(801)-537-3325, sandyeldredge@utah.gov