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WVU Day at the Legislature showcases youth, family programs

A young girl watches her flying machine float up into the wind tunnel during a STEM activity.

It's really flying! The WVU Day at the Legislature features a host of activities for youths and families, including science, outdoor education, literacy and other educational opportunities. In this picture youngster tries her hand at making a flying machine to float through the wind tunnel.

Throughout the state, the Flying WV from the West Virginia University logo can be seen and felt in all corners of the state. Whether it is a student participating in WVU Extension’s 4-H, Energy Express, a Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) camp, or other WVU educational programs; a fan attending a sporting event; or a proud alum giving back to their alma mater, people have strong connections to West Virginia's largest land-grant university.

The 2023 WVU Day at the Legislature is an opportunity to celebrate those connections. Faculty, staff, volunteers, youths and families will be on hand Jan. 31, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper rotunda of the Capitol in Charleston to participate in the event. 

Visitors of all ages are invited to attend this free event, which features a host of engaging activities in the areas of  STEM, law, literacy, outdoor adventure, health care, safety, WVU Jackson’s Mill and more. Visitors also can check out the Statler College of Engineering's ECOCAR, which will be on display outside the Capitol (Governor's Drive). Additionally, the Mountaineer mascot will be there to greet visitors and guests can test their legislative knowledge or WVU trivia by participating in themed trivia games.

“WVU is a public and land-grant university, as such it fulfills the Extension mission to serve the people of West Virginia to improve lives and livelihoods. Bringing research, knowledge and resources from the university to West Virginians is critical to that mission,” said Jorge Atiles, dean, WVU Extension and Engagement. “The WVU Day at the Legislature is an opportunity for us to showcase WVU and WVU Extension programs for 4-H youth, families, and businesses, as well as providing legislators with highlights of some of the great work we are doing. And, for our young people, what a tremendous opportunity to learn firsthand about our legislative process and make those personal connections with state leaders.”

For questions regarding WVU Day at the Legislature, contact WVU Extension’s Office of Communications at 304-293-4221.



Tara Curtis
WVU Extension 
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