West Virginia Water Festival Curriculum
Note: Due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, all water festivals for the fall of 2020 have been canceled.
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:
1) Pre/post quizzes created through the online
quiz platform, Quizizz.
videos to reinforce main objectives.
3) Step-by-step instruction for a warm-up and wrap up activity, and in-classroom and online extensions.
to NGSS and Common Core Standards.
5) Suggested books to enhance learning experience.
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.
West Virginia Water Festival Curriculum (1.6 MB)
National Park Service water festival station