Wild & Wonderful Water Science Fair

Fifth-grade classrooms in Kanawha County are invited to present water science projects at the inaugural "Wild & Wonderful Water Science Fair" set for for Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in Charleston.

The fair is a partnership between the WVDEP's Project WET program and the City of Charleston's Stormwater program. Other partners include West Virginia State University's Extension Office, the West Virginia Division of Forestry, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, West Virginia American Water, and the WVDEP's Youth Environmental Program and Environmental Advocate Office.

The Water Science Fair offers an opportunity for teachers to integrate Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Science into their fifth-grade classrooms with collaborative, fun, and hands-on learning, and is designed to support students in a forum that promotes creative thinking, problem-solving, and design principles to study and protect the world's most precious resource - water.


For more information, download the Water Science Fair Overview, and the Rules and Regulations.


Rewards will be given to First, Second, and Third-place winners.

Important Deadlines
  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
  • Classrooms will receive their materials and the judging criteria, and be connected with their mentors on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
  • First, Second, and Third-place winners, as well as honorable mentions, will be pinned on projects for the evening reception that is open to public on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6-7 p.m. at the BridgeValley Advanced Technology Center located at 1201 Science Park Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303. Awards, including a classroom trophy and individual medals, will be presented to the winning classrooms at their school following the Water Fair.

Contact Information

Questions can be directed to:

Tomi Bergstrom, WVDEP Project WET coordinator - Tomi.M.Bergstrom@wv.gov
Lee Ann Grogg, City of Charleston Stormwater Program - leeann.grogg@cityofcharleston.org.