The Gene Stratton-Porter Environmental Science Award is given annually to an Indiana science teacher who exemplifies the spirit of the great Hoosier naturalist and author, Gene Stratton-Porter. The candidate exemplifies curiosity, independence, love of nature, and appreciation of the importance of science and the natural world.
The cash award of $500 is given in memory of Evelyn Garvin McCabe, who was a devoted fan of Gene Stratton-Porter. The awardee will also be given a one year HASTI membership.
Candidates may be nominated by both HASTI members and non-members. The candidate may, but is not required to be a current HASTI member.
Candidates should be full-time certified K--12 classroom teachers or informal science educators in the state of Indiana.
Candidates may self-nominate for this award
HASTI recognizes outstanding Hoosier science educators who are innovators in their classrooms. All recipients will be recognized at the HASTI Annual State Conference at the Awards Celebration/Reception in February 2023
Follow the directions below to ensure that applications are complete.
1. Online Registration
Nominator completes the on-line awards application registration. Nominator provides nominee’s school information, contact information and A short (250 word or less) explanation of why your nominee deserves the award including an example of your nominee’s exemplary science teaching. Nomination Link
Either the nominator or nominee submits the following sections using either Word Document or PDF to the Awards Manager (AwardsManager@hasti.org)
2. Nominee Vita
This section includes the nominee’s brief work history, honors or recognition received, or examples of leadership within profession, professional activities, and publications.
3. Nominee Photo
Include one photo of the nominee. This photo will be used for publicity should the nominee be selected as the awardee.
4. Letters of Recommendation
Two supporting letters from administrator, student or parent, and/or a peer teacher. One of these letters could be written by the nominator. Support letters are limited to one single spaced, typed page.
Submit your nomination and supporting materials in the following form.
Deadline - November 1, 2023
Dr. Kristin Milks
Bloomington High School South
The STEM Connection
St. Monica Catholic School
Oakland Elementary School