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A Taste for Adventure by Cathy Cashio
Fall 2003      


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Sherri Steward-Ganz is a very busy teacher. Here are just a few of her awards and activities over the years.

Notable achievements

  • Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year, DisneyHand Teacher Awards, 2003
  • Texas Environmental Excellence Award, 2000
  • Scientific American Frontiers Teacher Ambassador, 1998-99
  • Busch – Outstanding High School Environmental Project of Texas, 1997
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, 1994-95
  • Tandy Prize for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, 1994
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presidents Environmental Youth Award, 1992
  • Time magazine Earth Teacher of the Year, 1992

Field research and continuing education

  • The JASON project for rainforest ecology and marine science, Dallas, 1994
  • Rainforest ecology – student/teacher expedition, Costa Rica, 1993
  • Marine science seminar, Belize, fall 1993
  • Group study exchange to Africa: independent research, primate behavior and herd ecology; Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Zimbabwe; summer 1992
  • Endangered leatherback sea turtles, U.S. Virgin Islands, summer 1992
  • Texas marine science expedition, Hawaiian Islands, 1991
  • Independent research (orangutans-primate behavior), Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan-Borneo, summer 1990
  • Ornithology: Sequoia National History Association, Sequoia National Park, California, 1988
  • Ungulate physiology: ecology of ungulates, Colorado State University, 1987
  • Alpine botany — plant physiology, Colorado State University, 1987

At North Texas

  • Running track in the early ’70s, she placed in three national championships in the 1500-meter run and was twice the Southwest AAU Conference Cross Country champion

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