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WVU Today Story Pitch: WVU experts assist in local STEM project

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STORY PITCH: WVU experts assist in local STEM project
(Eds. note: With updated links and photos in the WVUToday Media Center.)

Using help from West Virginia University experts, the Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership School, and the Morgantown Learning Academy have provided a solution to a current water resource problem. Students are reclaiming a flooded area of the garden and have built a pond.
Full story at: http://go.wvu.edu/2s4XW0a

What’s the news?

Using help from West Virginia University experts, the Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership School, and the Morgantown Learning Academy have provided a solution to a current water resource problem. Students are reclaiming a flooded area of the garden and have built a pond.

Quotes and Comments

“This stewardship project offered students a chance to give back to their environment and provide an educational area for future classes. A valuable opportunity was presented to research, design and implement ideas into real life.” – Brian Lemme, Environmental Health and Safety and Stormwater Specialist

“The best ideas were rolled together into a comprehensive plan to create a wetland that will hopefully serve to store and clean water and create a habitat for amphibians.”- Jim Anderson, professor at WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Resources

Link to original story:

WVU experts assist in local STEM project 

Jim Anderson, professor WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Brian Lemme, Environmental Health and Safety and Stormwater Specialist

Target Audiences

Property owners who have drainage issues

Middle school parents

People interested in water issues

People interested in the environment

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