The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Evolution Education Award, is now sponsored by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). The award recognizes innovative and effective classroom teaching and community education efforts to promote the accurate understanding of biological evolution.
The award includes a combined $1,000 cash prize, a recognition plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, and a one-year complimentary NABT membership.
Nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2012 Award: http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=631. The application deadline is March 15th, 2012.
In September, NABT announced that Mark Terry is the 2011 recipient of their Evolution Education Award:
"Congratulations to Mark Terry on being named the 2011 recipient of the Evolution in Education Award. This award was established to recognize innovative classroom teaching and community education efforts to promote the accurate understanding of biological evolution. As science Chair and co-founder of The Northwest School in Seattle, Washington, Mark has taught human evolution units at public and independent schools for over forty years. He is well known within the evolution education community for giving a strong voice to secondary school teachers through keynote presentations, articles, and service on committees and advisory groups, including his role as a Teacher Advisor for the UCMP websites Understanding Evolution and Understanding Science.
'I'm delighted, honored and surprised. There are many, many people out there fighting some pretty tough battles - I have it easy by comparison,' said Mark. 'I do my best to spread good cheer and whatever creative ideas I can.' Mark does so much more than that. A keen observer of the activities and strategies used by the anti-evolution movement, Mark has worked to help teachers, scientists, and the public address challenges and counteract efforts to limit the teaching of evolution.
There is not doubt that Mark is creating a legacy that will positively influence biology and life science education for years to come, and we're lucky his students are willing to share their teacher with us. NABT is honored to name Mark Terry as the winner of the 2011 Evolution in Education Award."
Read more about Mark Terry on the Understanding Evolution website: Congratulations to Mark Terry.
Previous NABT Evolution Education Award Recipients: