Students in grades 3-9 are invited to participate in Marshall University’s Green Summer Science Adventure sessions, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8; Monday, July 11; and Tuesday, July 12, in the Science Building on the university’s Huntington campus.

These summer learning sessions, hosted in partnership with the West Virginia Science Adventures program, will be led by the university’s Sustainability Department with assistance from the College of Education and Professional Development, according to Eve Marcum-Atkinson, director of the Sustainability Department.

“This is a fun, educational opportunity for our local youth who are interested in the environment and learning more about sustainable communities,” Marcum-Atkinson said. “We have room for 20 students per day.”

The following summer sessions are available:

Growing a Sustainable Harvest – July 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $70

Where does our food come from? What parts of the plants do we eat? What part do soil nutrients play in healthy food? Fun in the Student Gardens, experiments, neat instruments, a Green Trail Scavenger Hunt and much more! Hosted by the MU Sustainability Department.

Garden Critters & Sustainable Habitat – July 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $70

Everyone needs a healthy place to live, sleep and eat, including plants, insects and other wildlife. What do pollinators do? Who are garden “friends and foes”? What makes a plant sick? Explore our Butterfly Oasis, Monarch Waystation and Student Garden! Conduct experiments, go on a tree scavenger hunt, and much more! Hosted by the MU Sustainability Department.

Energy, Water, and Building a Sustainable Community – July 12, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., $70

How many things in your home use electricity or water? Where do our electricity and water come from? Why do we want to conserve these resources? Explore these ideas, and the Applied Engineering Complex Green Roof! Learn how little things we do at home, and building “green habits” can make a big impact on our community. Plus! Design and Build a Sustainable Community. Hosted by the MU Sustainability Department.

To register a participant, go to or e-mail