CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Close to 400 fifth-grade students from Cabell County will fill Barboursville City Park for a day of hands-on learning and fun as part of the Cabell County Water Festival.
Scheduled for Thursday, September 14, the event will run from 9 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. and focus on educating students about our water, with an eye toward creating a generation of responsible consumers of the state’s natural resources.
The event is sponsored by Project WET (Water Education Today), which is housed under the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Watershed Improvement Branch, along with the Huntington Stormwater Utility
Designed to be interactive and entertaining for the students, the day will feature a wide variety of educational stations geared toward water-related topics such as flooding, acid rain, erosion prevention, water conservation, the water cycle, fish and aquatic insects.
Participants will rotate through the stations staffed by educators from the WVDEP, the City of Huntington, Marshall University student clubs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service, the state Division of Forestry and the West Virginia Conservation Agency, among others.
Schools participating include Guyandotte, Martha, Milton, Altizer, Culloden, Highlawn and Hite Saunders elementaries.