Earth education for all
Use this form to nominate an outstanding teacher for NAGT's Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award from the Central Section.
If you are nominating someone from another Section, please use the appropriate form, linked from the OEST page (opens in a new window). If you are unsure of which Section to select, please reference the Sections informational page (opens in a new window) before filling out this form.
This award is given to acknowledge outstanding teaching about the Earth sciences, at K-12 grade levels. The
nomination form supports a two-step process:
See past awards winners and section contacts
Note: You need to fill out the form in one sitting. Leaving this page without hitting SUBMIT at the bottom will
erase all of the data you have entered.
To the person making the nomination: we suggest using the following questions to describe qualities that we value in an awardee. They are guidelines only, and it is not necessary to address each item, but if you do have relevant information to support the nomination, please include it in your responses below. Specific examples of the nominee's techniques or strategies may improve his/her chances. We expect that at elementary grade levels, an outstanding candidate may teach a variety of subjects, so it is not necessary that the nominee teach Earth science exclusively.
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