WVDEP, Clay Center hosting 2024 Earth Day event

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the Clay Center in Charleston are partnering again for their annual Earth Day Celebration.

This year’s free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23 and will include a day of environmental education for area grade school-age students. Earth Day is officially observed on April 22.

Exhibitors from various state and federal agencies will be on hand with educational displays and activities promoting environmental stewardship and resource conservation. Activities will take place on the terrace in front of the Clay Center but move indoors in case of bad weather.

Included in the list of exhibitors is the WVDEP’s Youth Environmental Program, Watershed Improvement Branch, Division of Air Quality and Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP). The agency’s popular mobile aquarium, featuring fish of West Virginia, also will be on display.

In addition to outdoor activities, the Clay Center is offering free entrance to the Caperton Planetarium and Theater to view a short, educational film, as well as access to explore the Avampato Discovery Museum. Space for these events might be limited so it’s important to register soon.

To register a school group, contact the Clay Center at 304-561-3570 or email groupreservations@theclaycenter.org. For additional information, call Annette Hoskins at 304-926-0499 ext. 49759.

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