Dear PCRM supporter,
PCRM is excited to announce the inaugural 2009 Cut Above Awards for Dissection Alternatives. These awards recognize the achievements of one student and one teacher from a middle or high school who have advanced humane, nonanimal teaching methods in place of animal use.
PCRM is currently seeking nominations for middle and high school students and teachers who have worked to end dissection or live animal use in their classrooms or who have implemented or expanded a dissection choice policy. If you know a middle or high school student or teacher who has made significant strides to advance humane, nonanimal teaching methods, please nominate him or her. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.
Each recipient will receive $2,000, including $1,000 for the winning student or educator and $1,000 for his or her school. Forward this announcement to a friend.
The nominations for the Cut Above Awards for Animal Dissection will also help demonstrate the fact that more and more students and educators recognize that nonanimal learning methods, such as Digital Frog 2.5, teach concepts of anatomy and physiology just as well or better than dissection. Given the widespread availability of advanced, affordable nonanimal alternatives to classroom animal use, there is no educational or financial reason to kill animals for middle and high school dissection.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2008. Award winners will be notified by December 15. Nominate a student or educator now!
If you have questions or comments, please contact me by phone at 202-686-2210, ext. 369, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Program Coordinator