West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) Center for the Advancement of STEM (CASTEM) is partnering with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Youth Environmental Program to host a virtual Environmental Superheroes STEM camp for West Virginia third and fourth graders. The four-week program launches March 4.
“Students will become Environmental Superheroes by learning how they can take action every day to help the planet in a big way,” said Hannah Payne, director of WVSU CASTEM. “We will use a hands-on, fun approach to teaching students such topics as what can and cannot be reused or recycled, and engaging them in activities that divert waste from the landfill.”
Activities will include learning how to conduct trash inventories, discovering composting at home, making paper from recycled materials, creating board games from household items, and becoming certified Environmental Superheroes.
Supplies will be provided to participants via mail.
The camp will launch with a live orientation session via Zoom on Thursday, March 4, at 6 p.m. Content will be delivered through pre-recorded videos and open office hours each week.