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.
Proposal Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Announcement: By August 31, 2020
Past and ongoing projects have included:
- college-level field education
- public oil spill science discovery labs
- travel funding for marine education programs with an oil pollution prevention topic
- 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.
To submit proposals:
For full instructions on how to submit your proposal, please download the full Request for Proposals:
If you have questions about this request for proposals, please contact Outreach Coordinator Betsi Oliver at 907-273-6235.
COVID-19 related concerns
Considering the uncertain future of travel, group gatherings, and school closures as of spring 2020, the Council acknowledges that proposals for this RFP will come with a higher measure of uncertainty than usual. We are currently working with this year’s funded projects to adjust, extend, or cancel on a no-fault, case-by-case basis, and will do so with future projects if needed. The selection committee strongly encourages innovative project proposals that are adapted to pandemic protections.
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.
All interested parties are encouraged to submit queries or draft proposals to Betsi Oliver well in advance of the deadline for input about crafting successful projects that align with Council objectives.
Age of learners
Please note that “youth” in this case can include K-12 formal education, homeschool students, 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. The Council has particular interest in funding education projects related to engineering and marine operations at this time.
Deadlines for project completion
Final deliverables and reports are due by June 30, 2021.
More about the Council and our mission:
There are two deadlines each year to submit proposals for funding. You may subscribe to our email list for new Requests for Proposals to receive notifications when new requests for proposals, including the Youth Involvement project, are issued by the Council.