CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 20, 2020) – In an effort to help teachers,
youth group leaders, and other educators during the COVID-19 pandemic, the West
Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is launching playlists
on its YouTube channel, “Environment Matters.” The listings are filled with
educational videos that cover a wide range of state environmental topics from
water issues and conservation to mining and reclamation to pollution
Dubbed the “WVDEP Classroom Series,” the playlists are a collection of
previous “Environment Matters” stories. They will be grouped by topic and can
serve as a resource for teachers looking for fun, informative videos to share
with their students while working remotely.
“We feel this will be a helpful tool for teachers and parents as they
navigate our current situation,” said WVDEP Youth Environmental Program
Manager, Annette Hoskins. “These videos are a great way to generate class
discussions, offer out-of-classroom project ideas, and show environmental
issues and solutions unique to different areas of the state.”
The first playlist features stories on water monitoring and pollution,
stream restoration, acid mine drainage, and recycling. New playlists will be
announced and released in the coming weeks.
The videos can be found at www.youtube.com/c/EnvironmentMattersWVDEP or by searching “Environment Matters” on
YouTube. Questions, feedback, or requests for a video on a certain topic should
be directed to Hoskins at Annette.L.Hoskins@wv.gov.
For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the
State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov.
For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on all social media
platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by
searching “Environment Matters.”
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