Bug-Out Educators!

I have a good friend and excellent educator who wants to help bug-tastic teachers apply for entomology grants–if you use bugs (or would like to give it a go), see below:


The Entomological Society of America is offering President’s Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Education. If you are a primary or secondary teacher who uses insects as a teaching tool, you are eligible!

The award (one primary and one secondary) includes:

  • Up to $400 for teaching materials
  • Up to $400 to travel and present at a professional venue
  • Free registration to the ESA Annual Meeting (in St. Louis, MS November 17-20, 2019)
  • Up to $800 for travel and costs to present at the ESA Annual Meeting

Heather L. Montgomery, author of Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids, is available to assist anyone interested in applying. Assistance could include brainstorming sessions for lesson planning, a Skype session with students, and access to teacher guides. The teacher guide includes lessons on writing opinion pieces, comparing information in two texts, writing informative texts with concrete details, and more.

Full information on the awards may be found at https://www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/educational.

For planning assistance, contact Heather at http://www.heatherlmontgomery.com/contact.html.