Opportunity

AAPG to Recognize Top Earth Science Teacher in 2016 - apply today!

AAPG

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Applications and nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) Award. The TOTY award, given by the American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation, will once again be granted to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education.

AGI Accepting Applications for Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

American Geosciences Institute

Deadline: January 20, 2016

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one full-time K-8 teacher in the U.S. or U.K. whose excellence and innovation in the classroom elevates students' understanding of the Earth and its many processes.

AAAS - Participate in Pilot Testing of Energy Assessment Instruments

AAAS

As part of a US Department of Education-funded project, AAAS Project 2061 is developing multiple-choice assessment instruments to measure students’ understanding of ideas about energy. We are currently recruiting teachers and professors willing to pilot test these instruments with their students in the winter of 2015-2016.

Students must be in 4th-12th grade or be undergraduate students.

The test may be administered online or in paper format.

The test should take no more than a single class period.

Registration deadline is December 4, 2015.

Boat Rides, LEGO Boats to Highlight Pennsylvania Coast Day 2015

From Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 08/27/2015  --  Over 550 people will enjoy a free boat ride at Pennsylvania Coast Day on Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Penn’s Landing.

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will give away over 350 tickets for the RiverLink Ferry and 150 tickets for the Patriot. Both tours will be narrated. It is also offering free kayaking and pedal boating in Penn’s Landing Marina. Those who take advantage of both could save up to $40.

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