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2016 TOTY, Karen Waterbury
2016 TOTY, Karen Waterbury

The Teacher of the Year (TOTY) Award is granted annually to an outstanding teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education.

Nominations and applications are due Jan. 15, 2018.

Nominate a deserving teacher or submit your application now for the 2018 TOTY award. The winner will receive $6,000 and an expense-paid trip to the AAPG Convention and Exhibition in Salt Lake City, May 20-23, 2018. The $6,000 prize will be split with half given to the teacher for personal use and the other half given to the winning teacher's school for educational purposes under the teacher's supervision.

Learn more about the awards, requirements and guidelines, or forward this announcement to your favorite geoscience teacher today. Teachers may also apply for the award on their own behalf.

Learn about the 2016 TOTY awardee, Karen Waterbury of Mount Carmel, Ill.

Follow Teacher of the Year updates on social media: #TOTY2018.

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