Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

The Council works to educate Exxon Valdez region youth about the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska terminal and associated tankers. Working with area youth is vital to fight complacency that can arise if new generations of citizens are not continually reminded of the need for ongoing oil spill prevention.

To support this effort, the Council is inviting proposals for facilitating learning experiences with Exxon Valdez oil spill region youth.

Proposal Deadline:

November 18, 2019

Award Announcement:

  • Final announcement by January 31, 2020.

Past and ongoing projects have included:

  • college-level field education
  • public oil spill science discovery labs
  • travel funding for marine education programs with an oil pollution prevention topic
  • website development
  • K-12 oil spill curriculum writing and testing
  • travel funding for youth presenting at conferences
  • oral history projects related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill
  • other marine stewardship programs for students with an oil spill connection.

It is anticipated that multiple projects may be funded under this RFP, as appropriate.

To submit proposals:

For full instructions on how to submit your proposal, please download the full Request for Proposals:

  • Youth Involvement - Spring And Summer 2020 | October 4, 2019 | File size: 0.2 MB | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Questions?

    If you have questions about this request for proposals, please contact Outreach Coordinator Betsi Oliver at 907-273-6235.

    More information:

    Previously funded projects

    You can find more information about previously funded projects on our Youth Involvement page, or in Observer articles related to Youth Involvement projects.

    All interested parties are encouraged to submit queries or draft proposals to Betsi Oliver well in advance of the deadline for input about crafting successful projects that align with Council objectives.

    Age of learners

    Please note that “youth” in this case can include K-12 formal education, homeschool students, informal education programs, and either formal or informal college-level education projects. The Council has also sponsored projects for teachers that will benefit area youth. 

    Topics of projects

    Projects should result in better understanding of such topics as: citizens’ oversight; environmental impacts of the operation of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company terminal in Valdez and the oil tankers that call there; oil spill prevention and response planning; and/or other topics related to the Council’s mission: citizens promoting environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska Pipeline marine terminal in Valdez and the oil tankers that use it. The Council has particular interest in funding education projects related to engineering and marine operations at this time.

    Deadlines for project completion

    Final deliverables and reports are due by September 30, 2020.

    More about the Council and our mission:

    There are two deadlines each year to submit proposals for funding. You may subscribe to our email list for new Requests for Proposals to receive notifications when new requests for proposals, including the Youth Involvement project, are issued by the Council.

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