AAPG Honors Teacher
Ryan Henry, currently a seventh grade earth sciences teacher at Graland Country Day School in Denver, has been named AAPG’s National Earth Science Teacher of the Year.
Henry is receiving the honor for his efforts while teaching at Street School in Tulsa, where he taught all science classes offered including: physical science, biology, earth science and geology. He was nominated by the Tulsa Geological Society.
The award of $5,000, funded by the AAPG Foundation, will be split with $2,500 designated for educational use at Street School under Henry’s supervision, and the other half for his personal use.
He also receives an allexpense paid trip to the AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., April 1-4, where he will be presented with his award at the All-Convention Luncheon.
Henry, who received both his bachelor’s degree in earth science and master’s degree in secondary science from the University of Arkansas, said he believes “true knowledge is attained by scientific inquiry and first hand experience.”
An interview with Henry will be featured in a future EXPLORER.