AEG K-12 Education Fund

Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Teacher

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The K-12 Education Fund was established by the AEG Foundation to advocate the learning and teaching of the science of geology in K-12 education. Initial funding was provided by the AEG Foundation Greatest Need Fund.

K-12 education provides an important developmental stage in a student’s education. The coursework to which students are exposed during this stage can spark interest in geology and influence the choices they continue to make in their academic career paths.

The Fund was inspired by members of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) K-12 Education Committee and the Committee’s preparation of the AEG Policy Statement on Promoting Geology in K-12 Education adopted by the AEG Board of Directors on April 16, 2011.

The purpose of the K-12 Education Fund is to encourage K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and elementary, middle and high schools to explore methods and technologies to teach geology including, but not limited to, hands-on demonstrations of classroom activities and materials, attendance at earth science meetings focusing on methods and technologies to learn and teach geology, geologic field trips, invited professional demonstrations, and related activities.

Recipients of grants must be accredited K-12 teachers, an elementary, middle or high school, or an accredited school district within the United States. Membership in AEG is not a requirement, but is encouraged.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Recipients of grants must be accredited K-12 teachers, an elementary, middle or high school, or an accredited school district within the United States.
  • Grants from the K-12 Education Fund are intended to recognize and support deserving K-12 teachers, and elementary, middle and high schools with the development of geological curriculum. 

Preferences:

  • Membership in AEG is not a requirement, but  is encouraged.

Ineligibility:

  • Activities or publications  that are designed to be used to influence political decisions or processes. 
  • The Fund does not support general and administrative (overhead) costs, technical or scientific consulting fees, or equipment purchase or maintenance costs of an educational institution employing or teaching individuals who receive grants from it.