AGS Teacher Grants

AGS Teacher Grants

Atlanta Geological Society
The Norman Sandford Pottinger 
Earth Science Education Mini-Grant

The Atlanta Geological Society wishes to aggressively promote Earth science education, knowing the frequent budget shortfalls in public and private education.  The Norman Sandford Pottinger Earth Science Education Mini-grant Program intends to supplement the classroom teacher’s operating budget. This money does not replace funds normally budgeted for education. The funds provide opportunities to enhance and enrich Earth Science learning. Effective for this school year, the available grants are $500.00 per approved proposal.

Examples of projects likely to be funded include, but are not limited to, the following:
•  Purchase of Mineral/Rock samples or collections
•  Materials and expenses for classroom experiments
•  Development or purchase of software for Earth science subjects
•  Computer or GPS hardware purchases
•  Earth science field trip expenses
•  Limited on-line service fees to provide geological research access to Internet resources

The Mini-Grant Program expects teachers and students to use the available funds for their maximum benefit. As closure for each project, a written report of no more than four typed pages or video no longer than 15 minutes will be submitted to the Atlanta Geological Society Grants and Scholarship Committee at the address below. It is suggested that the report could also be student-compiled, teacher-graded, and submitted in a portfolio format. A one page written summary must accompany any multimedia presentations.  A presentation to a general meeting of the Atlanta Geological Society may be requested for any project.
Teachers working within the following Georgia counties are eligible:  Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Muscogee, Newton, Paulding, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton.

Teachers apply for the Earth Science Mini-Grant Program by filling out the application (below) and submitting a hard copy or electronic file to:

Atlanta Geological Society,
Grants and Scholarship Committee
c/o William G. Waggener
2006 Mountain Creek Dr.
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087-1019

Applications should be submitted on or before September 1.  Awards will be announced on September 30.  For further information, please contact:

Atlanta Geological Society
William G. Waggener
Cell 404-354-8752

Mini-Grant Application PDF Format

Mini-Grant Application Word Format