Marshall University’s College of Science will welcome to the Huntington campus about 200 local elementary school children Friday, Sept. 26, to take part in the second annual Water Festival.


The event runs on Buskirk Field from 9 a.m. to 1:25 p.m., with a lunch break from 11 to 11:25 a.m. The children will participate in activities that use active learning techniques to teach them many fascinating facts about water.


Water festivals are held across West Virginia and have a strong history of providing children a fun way of learning about water – where it comes from, where it goes and why it’s important to our health and well-being.


The goal of this event is to provide children in the Huntington area the opportunity to benefit from the learning opportunities that a water festival provides.

Click here to watch a video from last year’s event!


A secondary goal of the event is to give students a broader understanding of the types of science careers available to them. Not many of these students may know that the jobs that the presenters hold exist, and this is a good chance for them to learn about what they do.


In addition to Marshall faculty, representatives from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, West Virginia Division of Forestry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, West Virginia American Water and the Division of Air Quality will be among those staffing stations the children will visit.