This June, a week-long pilot expedition to the Prince William Sound will chronicle the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Through video, interviews, and educational media, ten young explorers from Southcentral Alaska will document the current “State of the Sound.” Explorations will focus on the recovery of natural and cultural resources, as well as impacts on Sound communities. Student bloggers will share their experiences post-trip here on the My Wonderful World blog, in order to help us understand the dramatic impacts such environmental disasters can have on our lives, and the paths that can be found to recovery. Teachers and students, we hope you’ll follow along for ideas on how to incorporate environmental and cultural exploration, multimedia technology, and communications into your own research!
Images courtesy GORP, National Geographic.