(February 13, 2020) – Kanawha County fifth-grade students will explore issues
such as pollution in our oceans and the differences between tap and bottled
water during the inaugural Wild and Wonderful Water Science Fair Monday,
February 17, at the Advanced Technology Center Toyota Hall in South Charleston.
Organized by the West
Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Project WET (Water Education
for Teachers) Program and the City of Charleston’s Stormwater Program, the fair
begins at 9 a.m. and presentations run until approximately 1:30 p.m. A
reception, during which projects will be on display, is scheduled from 6 to 7
p.m. The reception is open to the public.
A panel of four judges
will evaluate 15 water science projects and select first-, second- and
third-place winners. Each project was developed as a classroom effort but will
be presented to judges by a team of two students representing their respective
class. In addition to $250, the winning class will receive a trophy and
individual medals. The second-place winner will receive $150 and third-place
The goals of the Wild and
Wonderful Water Science Fair include providing an opportunity for teachers to
incorporate the West Virginia Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives
for science into classroom projects; to help students learn more and build
confidence about science-related careers; and to demonstrate the importance of
water to the world.
Additional sponsors for
the fair include: DuPont; West Virginia American Water; Antero Resources; Waste
Management; and City National Bank.
partners include: West Virginia State University; the National Park Service;
the West Virginia Youth Environmental Program; and the West Virginia divisions
of Forestry and Natural Resources.
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