Science Teacher Award for 2025

This award recognizes grade 6-12 science teachers who incorporate teaching about plants, plant science, or native plants in effective and inspiring ways. This is an award for teaching already performed in 2023 or 2024, and is not for a proposed project or curriculum. A one-time award of $500 will be granted to the teacher.  In addition, teachers will receive a free copy of a native plant guide book, and grade 8-12 teachers may also request a complimentary copy of From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear, the NM native plants curriculum developed by the Institute for Applied Ecology.

Teachers can nominate themselves, or someone who knows their work can nominate them. Nominations by students, parents, other teachers or administrators are welcome. Teachers who are members of NPSNM are just as eligible as nonmembers.

Nominations must be sent to cartergrantapps “at” The deadline for the 2025 award is December 31st, 2024. 

Click here to download a fillable form for nominating a science teacher of the year.