Resources for Educators

Curriculums on this site:

Katie Gavenus (green hat at left) updated the Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum in 2014. Here, she shows Whittier students how oiled water affects bird feathers. Photo by Lisa Matlock.
Curriculum developer Katie Gavenus (green hat at left)  shows Whittier students how oiled water affects bird feathers.

Two classroom curriculums are available on this site:

  • Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum (updated in 2014) This Alaska Oil Spill Education spiral curriculum includes two tracks: “Ecosystems & Oil Pollution” and “Oil Resources & Energy Cycles.”
  • The Science of Oil Spills (created in 2010). The Science of Oil Spills curriculum is based on the Ocean Science and Leadership Expedition, co-sponsored by the council in 2010. This curriculum was created by Alice Dou-Wang of the Prince William Sound Science Center.

Related educational media:

Alaska/Exxon Valdez oil spill:

Gulf of Mexico oil spill: