The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) sponsors an annual national Teacher of the Year (TOTY) award program. The goal is to recognize and encourage educators in K-12 Earth Sciences and Natural Resources. The Eastern Section (ES) of the AAPG https://www.esaapg.org/ promotes this as well with its own annual award. The society recently increased their award from $1000 to $2500 to better reflect the importance of the work educators do.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in partnership with Keystone Emergency Management Association, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, PA Department of Education, American Red Cross, United Way of Pennsylvania, and the PA National Weather Service Offices are excited to announce the inaugural 2017 Weather Safety Awareness Poster and Video PSA contests!
In 2016, the PPFF launched an initiative to steward our state forests and parks called Stewards of Penn’s Woods. As part of that program, we have started to remove graffiti from our parks and forests. But we know we also need to educate the public on the impacts of graffiti if we are going to effectively conserve these lands for all to enjoy. Our PPFF poster and video contests are meant to raise student awareness about the importance of stewarding our state parks and forests.
From Project Polar Bear -- Every year Project Polar Bear (link is external) challenges student groups across the globe to take action on climate change. With the guidance of an advisor, middle and high school groups compete for a grant by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities.
Entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2017
The following announcement is from AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists). If you have any questions, please visit their website (link is external) and contact them.
From AGI -- In celebration of Earth Science Week 2016, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Our Shared Geoheritage." This year's competitions will feature the traditional photography contest, visual arts contest, and essay contest -- as well as a new video contest.
12/07/2015 -- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Center for Geoscience and Society are pleased to extend the celebration of Earth Science Week 2015 with the announcement of a new contest. The Visualizing My Earth Challenge invites full-time secondary and postsecondary students (ages 14 and older) to submit visual representations of natural phenomena from a geoscience perspective.
For Earth Science Week 2015, PAESTA held an essay contest that challenged K-12 students in Pennsylvania to write an essay with the following theme: Why Earth Science Matters in Pennsylvania. We are thrilled to announce the three winning essays, all written by students in Sandy Grajewski's classroom at Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, PA.