NABT Awards and Opportunities
NABT, with the assistance of our generous sponsors, provides a number of awards to biology and life science teachers. Each state, province and territory can recognize an Outstanding Biology Teacher (OBTA). There are also awards in specific subject areas, for new teachers, and to recognize service to NABT, life science teaching, or learning communities.
Nominate yourself or a colleague for one or more of the following NABT awards by filling out the online nomination form. The nominee will be sent all the information, application materials, and cover sheets he or she needs to complete to be considered for the award.
NABT Honorary Members
2009 NABT Award Recipients
2009 OBTA Honorees
2010 NABT Award Recipients
2010 OBTA Honorees
2011 NABT Award Recipients
2011 OBTA Honorees
2012 NABT Award Recipients
2012 OBTA Honorees
NABT Awards include:
BioClub Student Award
Biology Educator Leadership Scholarship (BELS)
Distinguished Service Award
Ecology/Environmental Science Award
Evolution Education Award
Four-Year College & University Section Research in Biology Education Award
Four-Year College & University Section Biology Teaching Award
Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award
Outstanding Biology Teacher Award
Outstanding New Biology Teacher Award
Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Award
Two-Year College Biology Teaching Award
For more information regarding NABT Awards as well as the award nomination form, please visit 2013 NABT Awards.
Award Certificates to Recognize Students
NABT loves to celebrate science and frequently provides award certificates to science fairs across the country to recognize outstanding student projects. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request certificates for your local, state or regional science fair, and help NABT support budding biologists in their scientific endeavors.
Apply Today For NABT Travel Award From NESCent & BEACON
Motivated, energetic, enthusiastic science instructors at the high school and community college levels are invited to apply for travel awards to attend the 2013 NABT Professional Development Conference being held in Atlanta, GA from November 20th through the 23rd. The awards are sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, which will cover all expenses (transportation, lodging, food and meeting registration).
The goal of this program is to identify talented, enthusiastic instructors who are excited about evolution, provide them with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and pedagogical skills at the NABT Conference, and then have them share this with their students (through classroom activities) and colleagues (through professional development activities).
Applicants should be high school or community college instructors with a passion for learning about and teaching evolution. They should have a proven track record of successfully covering evolution-related topics in their courses in innovative
ways. In addition, they should be able to demonstrate a long-standing commitment to instructor professional development - both their own, and that of their colleagues.
If you're interested in becoming a NESCent/BEACON Evolution Scholar and helping to bring cutting edge evolutionary science to your institution, please visit http://www.nescent.org/eog/NABTtravelaward.php. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jory Weintraub at email@example.com.
The application deadline is 8:00pm Eastern on Friday, October 4, 2013. Award Winners will be announced by Friday, October 11, 2013.