Awards & Recognition - Science

Entomological Society of America
Entomological Foundation recognizes outstanding teachers who have gone beyond the traditional teaching methods by using insects as educational tools.

National Association of Biology Teachers
This site has a list of awards especially for biology teachers with prizes ranging from new equipment to professional development trips.

National Association for Environmental Education
The NAEE K-12 Teacher of the Year Award is presented to an individual who is recognized for promoting environmental education and utilizing the environment as a context for learning.

National KIND Teacher Award
The National Association for Humane and Environmental Education recognizes an outstanding teacher who consistently incorporates humane and environmental education into his or her curriculum.

Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award
Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the secondary level." Middle school and high-school teachers are eligible. Eleven national finalists are selected, one from each National Association of Geosciences Teachers section. Some sections also recognize state winners. Individuals may apply themselves or nominate a colleague for the award.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science
Established by an act from Congress and the National Science Foundation, this is hailed as the highest award for math and science teachers. In even-numbered years, honors are bestowed upon K-6 teachers, while 7th and 8th grade teachers are honored in odd-numbered years. Recipients receive $10,000, a citation from the president, and a trip to DC for a week of ceremonies in their honor and much more.