MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – To the casual observer, it may be kids in a field digging, smashing mud between their fingers and taking quick notes about a dirt sample, but land judging and home site evaluation means more to everyone involved. It develops science and reasoning skills. It’s an opportunity to pursue higher education and a career. But it’s also a legacy that continues to deepen for youths, coaches and faculty who invest in it through the West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H programs.
West Virginia University Extension Service has announced the appointment of Lauren Seiler as assistant director of development.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Extension Service is partnering with the Green Bank Observatory, Pocahontas County Libraries and the Morgantown Public Library System to develop and guide the Leap into Science program in West Virginia through 2021.
A shortage of volunteer firefighters is not only an issue for communities around West Virginia, but across the nation. Approximately 90 percent of the state’s residents rely on volunteer fire departments, and as the number of volunteer firefighters shrinks, concerns for our communities’ safety are on the rise. That’s where the West Virginia University Extension Service Junior Firefighter Camp comes in.
Morgantown, W.Va. -- Illicit drug use in the United States has been steadily increasing, and in 2014 alone, there were over seven million Americans who struggled with drug use. West Virginia has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the United States and one in 10 people in the state battle with some form of drug addiction.
Through rain, sleet and snow, WVU teams with Barnwood Builders to create heritage center at WVU Jackson’s Mill
WESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia University alumnus Mark Bowe will be the first to tell you he is passionate about heritage and history, something he and his team strive to preserve as they travel the country honoring pioneer-era craftsmanship on the popular DIY network show, Barnwood Builders.
Morgantown, W.Va. -- The future of West Virginia’s state butterfly, the monarch, is in danger. Populations have declined so much that it is at risk of being placed on the endangered species list — a move that could have regulatory and economic impacts for the state.
AmeriCorps now recruiting 510 members for summer reading and nutrition program to help West Virginia youths
Morgantown, W.Va.—West Virginians 18 years or older can now apply for paid positions as AmeriCorps members for the award-winning West Virginia University Extension Service Energy Express program.
Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia has always had a deep sense of community, and now, more than ever, there seems to be grassroots collaborations and an entrepreneurial spirit that’s driving community revitalization around the state. But, with that revitalization, there’s a need for community leaders to step up to the helm to guide and maximize those efforts.
Morgantown, W.Va. – A new partnership has formed between West Virginia University’s Jackson’s Mill, the Finishing Trades Institute of West Virginia located in Weston and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 53 to use the Jackson’s Mill facility as an additional training ground for painting apprentices this summer.