The Outstanding Science Teacher Award given by the New Mexico Academy of Science honors New Mexico science and math educators. The Academy recognizes educators who provide opportunities for students to succeed in science. The award has been given since 1968 and  nominations are open to all preK-12 teachers and all Informal Science educators throughout New Mexico.

This year, our two amazing awardees are Megan Strain, from Las Cruces and Kerrie Thatcher, from Carlsbad.