An opportunity for public outreach and educational activities for kids of all ages on prevention of and cleaning up farom oil spills will highlight the upcoming board meeting of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council in Cordova.
A public reception sponsored by the PWSRCAC is scheduled at the Cordova Center on the eve of the board meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.
The following day will include the board’s formal session, with staff reports on various
projects, followed by speakers including Tom Barrett, president of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and a spokesperson for Edison Chouest Offshore, which is taking over the Alyeska contract for ship escort and response services in Prince William Sound that was held by Crowley Marine Services for the past 25 years.
A complete agenda is to be posted online a week before the meeting.
On the afternoon of Sept. 16, the PWSRCAC, in partnership with the Prince William Sound
Science Center, will conduct an educational activities program for children of all ages at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School, with learning stations on oil spill science for children and parents to learn what the PWSRCAC and PWSSC do, said Lisa Matlock, outreach coordinator for the advisory council.
Stations will include oil spill in a pan, wildlife cleanup, how big is a tanker, how to protect sensitive areas and more.
Participating youngsters who complete all the stations will win a special prize.