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Mini-Grant Recipients

The Atlanta Geologic Society and the Georgia Mineral Society heartily endorse all efforts to increase the awareness of our students in the world around us. They are the leaders of tomorrow and they should be knowledgeable of our environment. Many thanks to all who contributed to the available funds, spread the word and encouraged participation in the Minigrant program.

Recipients of the 2016-2017 Mini-Grant Program

The recipients of the Holly Camp Memorial, Earth Science Education Mini-Grants for the 2016-2017 school year are:

Project Teacher/School
"Making Minerals Glow" Mr. Richard White
Griffin Middle School
Cobb County
"Exploring the Fluorescence Property of Minerals" Ms. Donna Halverson
Dodgen Middle School
Cobb County
"Earth Science Curriculum Mastery" Mr. Michael McClain
Yeager Middle School
Douglas County
A total of $881.37 was awarded in mini-grants for the 2016-2017 school year

Recipients of the 2015-2016 Mini-Grant Program

The recipients of the Holly Camp Memorial, Earth Science Education Mini-Grants for the 2015-2016 school year are:

Project Teacher/School
“Glow in the Dark Minerals!” Ms. Paige Flores
Stephens County High School
Toccoa, Georgia
“How Dirt Works” Ms. Kay Higgins
Cherokee Charter Academy
Canton, Georgia
“Stream Analysis and Conservation” Ms. Jordan Byrd
Midtown International School
Atlanta, Georgia
“Park Creek Cheetahs Rock ’n’ Roll at Tellus” Ms. Ashley Langford
Park Creek Elementary School
Dalton, Georgia
“Innovation, Creation, and Weather” Ms. Stacy Byous
Partee Elementary School
Snellville, Georgia
A total of $1345.43 was awarded in mini-grants for the 2015-2016 school year

Recipients of the 2014-2015 Mini-Grant Program

The recipients of the Holly Camp Memorial, Earth Science Education Mini-Grants for the 2014-2015 school year are:

Project Teacher/School
“Stone Mountain Fieldtrip” Ms. Paige Flores
Stephens County High School
“Introduction to Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils” Ms. Doreen Campbell
Mountain View Elementary School
“Can You Dig It” Ms. Kara Reeder
Cherokee Charter Academy
“Geode Mineral Investigation” Ms. Allison Jones
Northside Elementary School
“Tellus Museum Experience” Ms. Jacqueline Hudson
Park Creek Elementary School
“Fluorescent Minerals” Ms. Pamela Craft and Ms. Amy Rethman
Campbell Middle School
“Fossil Investigation” Ms. Jennifer Barner
Northside Elementary School
“Rock On!” Ms. Debi Goodman
Shallowford Falls Elementary School
A total of $2152.40 was awarded in mini-grants for the 2014-2015 school year

Recipients of the 2006-2007 Mini-Grant Program

The recipients of the Holly Camp Memorial, Earth Science Education Mini-Grants for the 2006-2007 school year are:

Project Teacher/School
“Let’s Rock” Anne Fleming
Commerce Primary School
395 Minish Drive
Commerce, Georgia 30529
“Science Fair and Stream Table Comparison” Roxanne Atrchin-Lopez
Argyle Elementary School
2420 Spring Road
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
“GPS Unit on Georgia Rocks and Minerals” Patti D. Feimster
Sally D. Meadows Elementary School
205 Waters Drive
Vidalia, Georgia 30474
“Beam Me Up!” Terry Dukes
Thomas County Middle School
4681 US Highway 84 Bypass
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
“Earth Science Resource Books” Craig Coleman
Mundy’s Mill Middle School
1251 Mundy’s Mill Road
Jonesboro, Georgia 30238
“Kindergarten Rocks” Carey Garrett
Northwest Laurens Elementary School
3330 Highway 80 West
Dudley, Georgia 31022
“Diamond Del’s Mineral and Gem Identification” Nadine Hoenes
Lovejoy Middle School
1588 Lovejoy Road
Lovejoy, Georgia 30250
“Magnet Madness” Janet Baggett
Northwest Laurens Elementary School
3330 Highway 80 West
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
A total of $2375 was awarded in mini-grants for the 2006-2007 school year

Recipients of the 2005-2006 Mini-Grant Program

The recipients of the Holly Camp Memorial, Earth Science Education Mini-Grants for the 2005-2006 school year are:

Project Teacher/School
Mineral Detectives Tanya Saucier
Rock Chapel Elementary School
Lithonia, GA
Weather Elements Mickey McClain
Yeager Middle school
Douglasville, GA
Todays Rocks Ruth Gray
Shamrock Middle School
Decatur, GA
Ocean Geology Mary Wilde
Booth Middle School
Peachtree City, GA
Using Geocaching Mary Jo Fina
Coastal Middle School
Savannah, GA
Using Georgia Rocks! Susan Daly
May Howard Elementary School
Savannah, GA
Rock Hounds Terry Dukes
Thomas County Middle School
Thomasville, GA
A total of $1875.25 was awarded in mini-grants for the 2005-2006 school year

Recipients of the 2004-2005 Mini-Grant Program

The recipients of the Holly Camp Memorial, Earth Science Education Mini-Grants for the 2004-2005 school year are:

Project Teacher/School
Alpine Glacier Model Lynn Akin
Taylor Street Middle School
GPS equipment for a Lost and Found project Tami Corley
Glenn Hills Elementary School
GPS equipment for her project Where on Earth am I? Valeria Gladney
Flynt Middle School
GPS equipment, for another Where on Earth am I? project Bill Waggener
Flynt Middle School
A total of $1034.80 was awarded in mini-grants for the 2004-2005 school year

Recipients of the 2003-2004 Mini-Grant Program

The Atlanta Geological Society and the Georgia Mineral Society proudly announce the following teachers for successfully pursuing the Minigrant Program for the 2003-2004 school year:

Project Teacher/School
Labs Through Inquiry Mary Wilde
Booth Middle School,
Peachtree City, GA
Shake, Rattle and Rumble Mary Wilde
Booth Middle School
Peachtree City, GA
Rock and Mineral Collection Part 2 Coleman, Craig
Mundy's Mill Middle
Earth Models Linda Trawick
Smitha Middle School
Marietta, GA
There's Mohs to It Carol Pennington
Union Grove Middle School
McDonough, GA
Science Olympiad Pam Greene
Genesis Home Educators
Douglasville, GA
The Rock Cycle Twila McMullan
East Cobb Middle School
Marietta, GA
Identifying Rocks and Minerals Jeanne Rast
St. John the Evangelist
Hapeville, GA
These teachers will use the $ 1977.75 of Minigrant funds
to improve the quality of the Earth Science programs in our schools and homes.

Recipients of the 2002-2003 Mini-Grant Program

The Atlanta Geological Society and the Georgia Mineral Society proudly announce the 2002-2003 recipients of the Norman Sandford Pottinger Earth Science Education Minigrant Program. These educators have agreed to accept our help to further the earth science education of their students:

Project Teacher/School
Fossils for our Youth Wilde, Mary
JC Booth Middle
Shake, Rattle and Rumble Ritter, Jenny; Higgins, Joe; Wilde, Mary
JC Booth Middle
Rock and Mineral Collection Coleman, Craig
Mundy's Mill Middle
Weather World 2010 Lawrence, Paula
Oakwood High
Fossils: Burial; Chemical Change; Relative Dating Higgins, Joe
JC Booth Middle
Science Olympiad - Fossils Gray, Julie
Rising Starr Middle
Water as an Agent of Weathering Counts, Margaret
Rising Starr Middle
Science Olympiad Greene, Pam
Wisdom's Way Christian Home Educators
A Trip Through Geologic time Spisak, Angie
Immaculate Heart Of Mary
Fernbank Field Trip Grandea, Nickey
Jonesboro Middle
Everything about Fossils Hubbard, Sharon
George Washington Carver High
The AGS/GMS Minigrant awards for this year total $2980.40

These funds come jointly from The Atlanta Geological Society and The Georgia Mineral Society. The AGS Grants and Scholarship Committee thanks everyone involved for their assistance and guidance. We look forward to another year of excellence in Earth Science Education.

Recipients of the 2001-2002 Mini-Grant Program

The Atlanta Geological Society and the Georgia Mineral Society proudly announce the 2001-2002 recipients of the Norman Sandford Pottinger Earth Science Education Minigrant Program. These teachers have agreed to accept our help to further the earth science education of their students:

Project Teacher/School
Teaching the Rock Cycle Humphries, Karen
Palmer Middle School
This is Your Life Bates, Sena Beth
M. D. Roberts School
Mineral Mania Komorner, JoAnn
Palmer Middle School
Rock Tumbling JHanson, Dave
Conyers Middle School
Science Olympiads Ogles, Kelly
Bay Springs Middle School
Science Olympiad Emerson, Mikie
Flat Rock Middle School
Discover Your Own Frey, Richard
Richards Middle School
Weather Workstation Spisak, Angie
Immaculate Heart of Mary
A Visit to the Planetarium Rast, Jeanne
St. John the Evangelist
The AGS/GMS Minigrant awards for this year total $2613.00

These funds come jointly from The Atlanta Geological Society and The Georgia Mineral Society. The AGS Grants and Scholarship Committee thanks everyone involved for their assistance and guidance. We look forward to another year of excellence in Earth Science Education.

Recipients of the 2000-2001 Mini-Grant Program

The Atlanta Geological Society's Grants and Scholarships Committee announces the recipients of the Atlanta Geological Society and Georgia Mineral Society Norman Sandford Pottinger Earth Science Education Minigrant Program for 2000-2001. The following teachers submitted these approved applications:

Project Teacher/School
Is this a rock or mineral? J. Cooksey
Webb Bridge Middle School
Rocks & Minerals A. Spisak
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Plastic Groundwater Models J. Gray
Rising Starr Middle School
Global Positioning J. Komorner
Awtrey Middle School
Archives of Earth Science M. Counts
Rising Starr Middle School
Fossil Dig J. Komorner
Awtrey Middle School
Field Trip/Weinman Museum L. Green
Henry McNeal Turner Middle School
Mineral Collection J. Westervelt / K. Thilo
Old Peachtree Montessori
Earth Day Activities S. Shrivers
Henry McNeal Turner Middle School
Eight of twelve applicants received full or partial funding
for worthwhile Earth Science projects for a total of $ 2021.68.
The Georgia Mineral Society contributed $ 1000 to the education fund.

Thanks to the generosity and diligence of the members of both Societies, Metro Atlanta students will learn more about Earth Sciences during the coming school year and beyond. The judges included the available elected officers of AGS and GMS.

Recipients of the 1999-2000 Mini-Grant Program

The Atlanta Geological Society Grants and Scholarship Committee and the Georgia Mineral Society proudly announce the recipients of the 1999-2000 MiniGrant Program. Nine applicants successfully submitted proposals to further Earth Science education in secondary schools. The following teachers submitted these approved applications:

Project Teacher/School
Outdoor Classroom Weather Station L. Abbey
Herschel Jones Middle School
The Archives of Earth Science M. Counts
Rising Starr Middle School
Seventh Grade Rock Hounds K. Emanuel
Eagle Landing Middle School
Science Olympiad - Rocks and Minerals Julie P. Gray
Rising Starr Middle School
Interactive Education: Outdoor Classroom L. Johnston
Stephenson High School
Fossil Dig J. Komorner
Awtrey Middle School
Rocks and Minerals C. Pennington
Henry County Middle School
Under the Sea A. Spisak
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Dig It B. Trawick
State Bridge Crossing Elementary School
Total awards amounted to $2354.40, with the Georgia Mineral Society contributing $1000

The AGS and GMS thank the memberships for their continued support and encouragement.

Recipients of the 1998-1999 Mini-Grant Program

The Grants and Scholarship Committee announces the recipients of the 1998-1999 MiniGrant Program. Seven applicants successfully submitted proposals to further Earth Science education in primary and secondary schools. The following teachers submitted these approved applications:

Project Teacher/School
A Trip Through Our Nation's National Parks J. Gray
Rising Starr Middle School
Rocks and Minerals of Georgia K. Griffith
Rising Starr Middle School
Geological Dig Suki Harris
Hightower Trail Middle School
Investigating Archaeology as a
Multidisciplinary Discipline
S. Hearn and C. Sell
Lilburn Middle School
Enhancing Environmental Education A. Herrmann
Memorial Middle School
Two Kinds of Crust J. Komorner
Awtrey Middle School
Weinman Mineral Museum
Earth Science Field Trip
L. Teal
Flat Rock Middle School
Total awards amounted to $1849.00, with the Georgia Mineral Society contributing $1000

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