Diversity Field Trip Grants Applications Due January 15
A new resource for those who teach diverse middle-school and high-school STEM students is available from the AEG Foundation. The AEG Foundation manages the AEG Diversity Fund, which is for the benefit of Black, Hispanic or Latino/a, Pacific Islander, and/or American Indian/Alaskan Native students. Earth science or STEM teachers who teach middle-school or high-school students with these heritages are invited to apply for the AEG Foundation Diversity Field Trip Grants.
The purpose of these AEG Foundation Field Trip Grants is to introduce diverse students to professional practice in the geosciences. Hopefully, a positive experience may encourage more students to consider continuing their college or university studies in the geosciences.
It is planned that up to five field-trip grants (about $1,000 each) will be awarded to middle-school and high-school teachers annually. The grants will pay for transportation, park admission fees, maps, field equipment and supplies, insurance, lunches, and related direct costs of the field trips.
The Diversity Field Trip Grant applications are due February 1. For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.aegfoundation.org/funds/diversityfieldtrips.php
The AEG Foundation supports the mission and members of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG).