Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989.
High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the Council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989..

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.

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Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

Students look for lingering Exxon Valdez oil during in 2016. Photo courtesy of Alaska Geographic.

Youth Involvement proposals requested for Fall & Winter 2018/2019

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) is inviting proposals for facilitating learning experiences with Exxon Valdez oil spill region youth. Youth in this case can include students from K-12 formal education, homeschool students, informal education programs, and either formal or informal college-level education. In the past, the PWSRCAC has also sponsored projects for teachers that benefit area youth.

Projects should result in better understanding of such topics as: citizens’ oversight, environmental impacts of the operation of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company oil terminal in Valdez and the oil tankers that call there, oil spill prevention and response planning and operation, and/or other topics related to the Council’s mission.

Submittal Deadline May 7, 2018 by 9:00 PM
Award Announcement July 1, 2018

For more information and instructions on how to submit a proposal, download the full RFP.

Past Projects: Past and ongoing projects have included: youth stewardship expeditions into the marine environment via sea kayak and other vessels, youth monitoring for aquatic invasive species, public oil spill science discovery labs, oil spill science and technology outreach, travel funding for marine stewardship programs, oil spill education website development, K-12 oil spill curriculum writing and testing, travel funding for youth presenting oil spill projects at conferences, oral history projects related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and other marine stewardship programs for students with an oil spill connection. More information about past projects can be viewed at the PWSRCAC website.

Questions?
If you have questions about this request for proposals, please contact Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock at 907-277-7222.

Community Corner: Citizen scientists help the Council monitor our region

By Lisa Matlock, Outreach Coordinator

Lisa Matlock

One of the Council’s federal mandates involves environmental monitoring. With a small staff and vast geographic area, this monitoring takes many forms. Monitoring is often done by staff or contractors, but some monitoring takes place thanks to the Council’s volunteers and interns – all citizen scientists.

Since 2014, the Council has had high school interns in the community of Cordova who help monitor for aquatic invasive species. Three interns, Sarah Hoepfner, Cadi Moffitt, and currently Cori Pegau, have volunteered to hang sturdy plastic “settling plates” in the Cordova harbor each spring, to be picked up in the fall. The interns check the organisms that accumulate on the plate for critters such as invasive tunicates and bryozoans.

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Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989.
High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989..

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 submittals has passed. Please contact Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock  for more information about the next application period. 

Read moreFunds available for educational projects related to our mission