Education Outreach Program:|
The Offshore Energy Center's Education Outreach Program was established in
1999. Educating the public about the industry, including its history
and its safety and environmental record is of paramount importance among
the OEC's objectives.
The purpose of the outreach
program is to enhance science and technology curriculums for school
children, from kindergarten through grade 12, utilizing teacher workshops, field trips and overnight and summer camps. The
Center works with schools, Boy and Girl Scouts and teachers to promote the importance (past,
present and future) of the offshore energy industry and its
contributions to our quality of life. The program is also designed to
ensure awareness of the industry's contribution to and continued
improvement of our environment.
An Advisory Committee,
consisting of individuals representing various industry and governmental
organizations, operators, drilling contractors and service companies,
oversees the Education Outreach Program. An Education Outreach Mission Statement has been developed, and goals and objectives to
develop vision, direction and planning outreach strategies have also
Assisting the Education Director is the Offshore Energy Center Education Committee (OECEC) consisting of
educators from the surrounding area. Together, these members have aligned various science state curricula with the Project E3: Expanding Energy Education, developed curriculum, facilitated and
recruited teachers for workshops and developed the Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU).