Charleston Water Festival Set for Sept. 6 at State Capitol
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 4, 2018) – More than 200 elementary school children from Kanawha County will converge at the Capitol Complex on Thursday, Sept. 6 to participate in the annual Charleston Water Festival.
Students and educators will participate in a variety of hands-on and solution-based activities designed to promote awareness, knowledge and stewardship of water resources.
Students will learn about water conservation from West Virginia American Water and the West Virginia Division of Forestry, acid rain from WVDEP’s Division of Air Quality, learn all about stream health and macroinvertebrates at the stream ecology station from the New River Gorge National Park Service and WVDEP’s Save Our Streams Program, find out what makes water turbid in “Turbidity Trouble” by the WVDEP’s Watershed Assessment Branch and Youth Environmental Program, learn about West Virginia snakes and how they use water with the National Park Service, and go along with a water molecule through the water cycle with the WVDEP Make It Shine Program.
The event is sponsored by the WVDEP Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET).