West Virginia Water Festival Curriculum

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all water festivals for the fall of 2020 have been cancelled.

WV Project WET, and New River Gorge National River partnered to develop the West Virginia Water Festival Curriculum. The curriculum is suitable for fifth grade classrooms but can be adjusted for third through sixth. It is composed of seven different lesson plans that align with hands-on stations at our water festival events. An instructional video is paired with each plan to assist teachers with e-learning. Each lesson plan includes the following components, listed below:

  1. Pre/post quizzes created through the onlin quick platform, Quizizz.
  2. YouTube videos to reinforce main objectives.
  3. Step-by-step instruction for a warm-up and wrap-up activity, and in-classroom and online extensions.
  4. Correlated to NGSS and Common Core Standards.
  5. Suggested books to enhance learning experience.

Attached is an information packet containing curriculum details and how educators can sign-up for a mini training session. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, with additional time for questions at the end. In the mini training sessions we will review how to access the WV Water Festival Curriculum and the seven lesson plans, review NGSS and common core standards, discuss how the lesson plans tie in with our hands-on water festivals events, and inform educators of additional resources. Attending a session is not mandatory, but it is encouraged. Information on how educators can access the curriculum without attending a session is listed on page two of the PDF. Click-Here to view a YouTube video of a mini-training.