Earth Science Education Mini-Grants

Atlanta Geological Society in cooperation with the Georgia Mineral Society

The Atlanta Geological Society in cooperation with the Georgia Mineral Society wishes to aggressively promote Earth science education, knowing the frequent budget shortfalls in public and private education. The Earth Science Education Mini-grant program provides resources to supplement the K-12 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. Grants of up to $300.00 may be applied for, with the total amount awarded dependent on available funding.

Examples of projects likely to be funded include, but are not limited to, the following:
•  Purchase of Mineral/Rock/Fossil 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. Upon completion of the project, a written report of no more than four typed pages or a video no longer than 15 minutes will be submitted to the Atlanta Geological Society Grants and Scholarship Committee at the address below within 1-year of grant award. It is suggested that the report could 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.

This program is open to all elementary, middle and high school earth science/systems classes and teachers within Georgia..

Applications should be submitted on or before September 1 each year. Awards will be announced on September 30.  To apply click here.

For further information, please contact:

William G. Waggener, Grant Coordinator
Cell 404-354-8752
Email:  [email protected]