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Egan & Dena'ina Convention Centers
Each year, over 1,500 people attend the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) to learn more about the environment and meet other Alaskans that work in the environmental field. The diversity of attendees at this statewide gathering sets this conference apart from any other. The Forum will have a focused theme during the first 2 days of the conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill with keynote presentations, breakout sessions and exhibits. Go to: http://www.akforum.com for the full agenda and to register.
Monday & Tuesday: 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill conference theme, includes keynote addresses both days, concurrent sessions and exhibits.
- Breakout sessions begin in the morning and run through the afternoon, presenting an overview and status of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council restoration program including the persistent effects and toxicity of lingering oil. Presenters include: Jeep Rice, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Jeff Short, consultant, retired NOAA; Eva Saulitis, North Gulf Oceanic Society; Jim Bodkin, US Geological Service; and Ron Heintz, NOAA.
- Lunch keynote: Craig Tillery, Deputy Attorney General, State of Alaska.
- Evening reception: co-hosted by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council and Oil Spill Recovery Institute.
- Breakout session in the morning: Community Forum.
- Lunch keynote: “When Catastrophe Strikes: Social Consequences for the Human Community“, Dr. Steven Picou, Professor of Sociology, University of South Alabama.
- Breakout sessions: Spill Prevention and Response: What’s changed (Part I & II).
For questions regarding the EVOSTC related session contact the Trustee Council office:
Phone: (907) 278-8012, 1-800-478-7745
10:00 AM - 5 PM
4731 O'Malley Rd.
OIL SPILLS, OCEANS AND OTTERS
20 Years after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alaska Zoo’s New Gateway Facility
Hands-On Activities and Exhibits for All Ages: touch tank; fish printing; bald eagle presentations; oil spill exhibit, artifacts and experiments; spill prevention and response equipment; sea otter survivor stories.
Lecture and Film Series 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Lingering Oil 20 Years After the Spill: 12 noon and 2 p.m.
Killer Whale Recovery: 3 p.m.
Bird Rehabilitation: Then and Now
For more information and the day’s schedule, go to:
www.evostc.state.ak.us or call (907) 278- 8012
Sponsored by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, the
Alaska Zoo, and the Alaska SeaLife Center
Refreshments provided by Kaladi Brothers