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.
Update: The deadline for proposals has passed. There are two deadlines each year to submit proposals for funding. Please contact the council’s Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock at 907.273.6235 for the next deadline. You may also subscribe to our email list for new Requests for Proposals to receive notifications when new requests for proposals such as the Youth Involvement project are issued by the council.
Past and ongoing projects have included:
- youth stewardship expeditions into the marine environment via sea kayak and other vessels
- public oil spill science discovery labs
- travel funding for marine education programs
- 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.
Submittal Deadline: December 5, 2016
Award Announcement: January 9, 2017
Project completion: Preferred by June 30, 2017; no later than August 31, 2017
To submit proposals
For full instructions on how to submit your proposal, please download the full Request for Proposals:
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.
Age of learners
Please note that “youth” in this case can include K-12 formal education, homeschool students, or 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.