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
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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