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

Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

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.

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

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