CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 25, 2018) – Over 150 5th grade students from Kanawha County will converge on the St. Albans Municipal Utility on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to participate in the annual St. Albans Water Festival. The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) and the St. Albans Rainwater Worx MS4 Program.
Children will learn about water conservation with WVDEP’s Environmental Youth Program, find out what it means to have turbid waters in “Turbidity Trouble” by the WVDEP’s Watershed Assessment Branch, learn about and touch snakes with the National Park Service, travel through the “Incredible Journey” of the water cycle as a water molecule with WVDEP, learn how to identify benthic macroinvertebrates and understand how everything is connected to water with WVDEP’s Save our Streams, take a “Tour through Wastewater” and learn about clean water with St. Albans Municipal Utility.
For more information, contact Tomi Bergstrom with the WVDEP Watershed Improvement Branch at 304-926-0499 Ext. 1098 or Norman Clerc of St. Albans Rainwater Worx at 304-722-3391.
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