Below is a list of oil spill educational media, including videos and links to resources elsewhere on the web.
Education curriculums on this site:
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.
The council’s popular coloring book features drawings donated by local artists relating to the wildlife in Prince William Sound and the safe transportation of oil. Download here, or contact Lisa Matlock for printed copies.
Links to related educational media online
These links leave the PWSRCAC website. Please contact Amanda Johnson if you would like a link your oil spill-related education resources added to this page.
Alaska/Exxon Valdez oil spill:
- Alaska Resources Library & Information Services’ Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Resources for Teachers and Students
- PBS Learning Media: Oil Spill: Exxon Valdez, 1989
Gulf of Mexico oil spill:
- National Geographic’s education materials related to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill: Learn About Oil Spills and Their Impacts
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Gulf Oil Spill
- Southeast U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System: Oil Spill Education Resources
- National Wildlife Federation: Talking With Kids About the Gulf Oil Spill
Videos and DVDs
Videos are available for free from the council when available. To request a DVD, please contact Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock at 907.273.6235.
Where do I go from here? (2006)
This DVD interviews students, instructors, professors, and companies in the fields of marine science and seafaring. The goal is to encourage students with interests in these areas to receive education or training, and provide information on ways to accomplish this.
“Then & Now: The Alaska Oil Spill at 20”
A film containing actual footage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the effects on the environment, animals and people involved. It highlights major improvements that have come about since the spill. Some beautiful footage of Prince William Sound sets the background for the 29 minute film.