West Virginia State University and WV Project WET to Host Virtual STEM Camp for Kids

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January 7, 2021
West Virginia State University and WV Project WET to Host Virtual STEM Camp for Kids

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) is partnering with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Project WET (Water Education Today) program for a free virtual STEM camp that teaches youths about aspects of water quality and management. The Worldwide Water Network STEM Camp begins February 2, 2021, and is open to West Virginia youths in grades 6 through 9.

Participants will learn about watershed design, management, connection and aquatic life over the course of five weeks, with opportunities for interactivity and hands-on learning such as making their own home watershed model. All necessary supplies will be provided via mail.

“Water is vital to human health, and as such it is important that youths see how real-world water issues impact everyone and how various career fields work to protect our precious water resource,” said Hannah Payne, director of WVSU’s Center for the Advancement of STEM. “We are excited to partner with the WV Project WET program to help students gain experience and insight as to how water connects us all and how a healthy water system lends to a healthy environment for us.”

Among the topics to be covered in the camp include: 
  • River system components and topographical mapping
  • Determining a stream’s health and how to improve it
  • Learning about water on a global scale and identifying real-world water issues
  • Conducting hands-on experiments and observations
  • Seeing how streams, rivers and oceans interact and connect
  • Discovering careers in water protection, assessment, management and exploration 
Space is limited, and registration is available online at wvstateu.edu/CASTEM.

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