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
Nominations for the 2013 NABT Awards are now closed.
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.
Other Fellowships and Opportunities
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 email@example.com to request certificates for your local, state or regional science fair, and help NABT support budding biologists in their scientific endeavors.
Trip Of Interest: Evolution in Oklahoma & Texas
"The Oklahoma Evolution Road Trip", sponsored by Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education and the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences, will take you on an exploration of Oklahoma and Texas, where strong support for creationism is contrasted with stunning evidence of evolution. Join Dr. Stanley Rice, Professor of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Gordon Eggleton, Professor Emeritus of Physical Sciences, both at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, from Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2 on trips to fossils and dinosaur footprints in Oklahoma and north Texas, informational visits to two creationist museums, and discussion about evolution and education.
Registrations are now being accepted and the cost is $350 ($400 for a private room). All participants will be housed at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station on the shores of beautiful Lake Texoma, and registration includes accommodations, transportation, and most meals. With sufficient enrollment and donations, partial refunds may be available, especially for pre-college teachers, who will receive a certificate of professional development.
More information is available at http://www.ou.edu/uobs/evolution.html. Please register by May 1, 2013.
If you are interested in making a contribution to help offset the costs for pre-college teachers, please contact Stanley Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Evo101: Teaching Evolution
Science educators in the Salt Lake area are invited to join evolutionary biologists and other science educators at EVO 101. This one day workshop on evolution will be held on Saturday June 22, 2013 at the Snowbird Lodge and the Natural History Museum of Utah in Snowbird and Salt Lake City, Utah. Come learn about exciting research in the field of evolution and attend sessions featuring hands-on activities designed to facilitate the integration of evolutionary concepts into your curriculum.
Workshop to include:
Talks by scientists and educators and hands-on activities demonstrating effective and fun ways to teach evolution
FREE teaching resources and other give-aways for participants
an opportunity to meet and chat with professional evolutionary biologists who both study and teach evolution
attendance at the Gould Award Lecture, given by the recipient of the Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize individuals whose sustained and exemplary efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science and its importance in biology, education, and everyday life in the spirit of Stephen Jay Gould.
Registration fee is $25, and includes morning coffee and bagels and lunch. Participants will receive a collection of resources and materials for teaching evolution.
Registration is through the regular conference registration site. Participants only need to pay for the workshop: https://www.etouches.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=56406&