Gary Vorwald has been a leader in Earth Science education since 1986. Gary is a teacher and administrator in the Three Village School district. Gary has held numerous leadership positions in the STANYS organization. He is actively involved with the Science Olympiad. Gary has been awarded with the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award by NAGT as well as the Excellence in Science Teaching award – Intermediate level by STANYS, and the Distinguished Earth Science Teacher award at the NYESTA geologic field conference in Stony Brook. Gary has enjoyed organizing several successful fossil trips in the past.