WVDEP to host inaugural Wild and Wonderful Water Science Fair in February 2020

11/19/2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Nov. 19, 2019) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET), in conjunction with the City of Charleston’s Stormwater Program, is hosting the first annual “Wild and Wonderful Water Science Fair” on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in Charleston.

 

The fair is open to fifth-grade classrooms in Kanawha County and offers an opportunity for teachers to integrate Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Science into their classrooms with collaborative, fun, and hands-on learning. The goal is to support students in a forum that promotes creative thinking, problem-solving, and designing principles to study and protect the world's most precious resource – water.

 

Awards will be given to first, second, and third-place winners. An award ceremony will be held the evening of the fair for the winners and will be open to the public. Awards will also be presented to classrooms at their school.

 

For more information or to fill out an application, visit the Water Science Fair’s webpage on the WVDEP website. Questions can be directed to WVDEP Project WET coordinator Tomi Bergstrom at Tomi.M.Bergstrom@wv.gov, or Lee Ann Grogg with the City of Charleston’s Stormwater Program at Leeann.Grogg@cityofcharleston.org.

 

Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 6.

Other partners of the fair include the West Virginia State University Extension Office, the West Virginia Division of Forestry, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, West Virginia American Water, and the WVDEP’s Youth Environmental Program and Environmental Advocate’s Office.

 

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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Contact:

Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 1641
Terry.A.Fletcher@wv.gov