The Shell Science Teaching Award, a partnership between the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Shell Oil Company, has opened the nomination process for 2012. The award recognizes outstanding K-12 classroom teachers who have had positive impacts on their students, schools, and communities through science teaching. Nominees must have a minimum of 8 years of experience (not including the current school year) as a teacher of science, and must teach in a public or private school in theU.S., a territory of the U.S., Canada, or a Department of Defense school.
One honoree will receive $10,000. The honoree and two finalists will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, next to be held April 11 through 14 in San Antonio, Texas. Certificates of distinction will be awarded to 10 semifinalists. For more information and nomination instructions, as well as information about other similar awards, please see the NSTA award website.