Lesley Urasky Receives Earth Science Teacher Award

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Lesley Urasky (TAS, 2012), a science teacher at Saratoga Middle/High School in Saratoga, Wyoming, has been named the 2024 recipient of the American Geoscience Institute’s (AGI) Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

“Lesley Urasky provides the kind of high-quality earth science education that helps young people understand the problem-solving possibilities of geoscience,” said AGI Executive Director Dr. Jonathan Arthur. “Through creativity and innovation, she engages students in investigations that allow them to see how earth science concepts relate to real-world issues such as climate change, natural resource use, water conservation, and transportation and infrastructure.”

As part of the award, Urasky will receive a $2,500 cash prize and up to $1,500 for professional travel. Both she and her school will receive plaques recognizing the accomplishment. Urasky was recognized in a ceremony during the National Earth Science Teachers Association’s Friends of Earth Science Reception at the National Science Teaching Association’s Annual Conference in Denver in March 2024.

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Congratulations on your great work, Lesley!