WVDEP to host water festival at Marshall University

Nearly 300 elementary students from Cabell, Putnam, and Lincoln Counties are set to attend

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET), in conjunction with the Marshall University College of Sciences, is hosting the Marshall University Water Festival Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Huntington.

Close to 300 elementary school students from Cabell, Putnam, and Lincoln Counties are set to attend the day-long event and will participate in a variety of activities designed to promote awareness, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources.

Students will see presentations on stormwater, water conservation, quality, and usage, the water cycle, acid rain, stream ecology, while also learning about how water affects different species such as reptiles, fish, crayfish, and trout.

Presenters include the WVDEP’s Youth Environmental Program, Save Our Streams program, and Division of Air Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Marshall University’s College of Sciences and College of Education and Professional Development, the state Department of Forestry, West Virginia American Water, Huntington Storm Utility, and Huntington High School.

For more information, contact Project WET coordinator Tomi Bergstrom at 304-926-0499 ext. 1098 or Tomi.M.Bergstrom@wv.gov, or Tina Cartwright with Marshall University at 304-696-3457 or tina.cartwright@marshall.edu.
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 at Environment Matters.

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