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With WVU support, West Virginia’s Remake Learning Days provides adventure and education opportunities statewide

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The Remake Learning Days festival, organized by West Virginia University, the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and several other partners, is set for May 4-19 and offers 35 innovative learning experiences for school-aged children across West Virginia. (WVU Photo)

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West Virginia University is part of a global effort to spark curiosity and inspire creativity in young learners and their families through the Remake Learning Days festival May 4-19.

Overseen by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative, the festival will include 35 events statewide, offering themes that range from science, engineering and technology to the arts, reading and outdoor learning. 

“Each year, our goal is to extend Remake Learning Day activities to reach more students and their families across West Virginia,” said Donna Hoylman Peduto, executive director of the WVPEC, which is housed in the WVU Office of the Provost. “As the Remake Learning Days regional lead, we recruit event hosts who can create future-ready, innovative learning experiences for youth of all ages, pre-K through high school.” 

Since 2016, West Virginia’s Remake Learning Days festival has hosted events at libraries, schools, tech centers, museums, play spaces, community centers and more, reaching hundreds of West Virginia families. 

This year, the WVPEC invites families to:

     ·       Shake it off in Morgantown at a Swiftie Party with Taylor Swift songs, friendship bracelets, paper rings, Taylor-themed snacks, “Eras” outfits and a “1989” photo booth.

     ·       Keep your eyes to the sky after 5th graders from Wheeling Country Day School launch their JoJo X weather balloon to the stratosphere.

     ·       Go down under on a Shipper STEAM Days adventure with Bluey, creating magical feather wands and learning the science behind “keepy-uppy” in Keyser.

     ·       Embark on Antarctic adventures virtually or walk through icy volcanoes, penguin colonies and glacier caves in person at an Antarctica exhibit in Charleston.

     ·       Grow your own pizza in New Cumberland by learning how many pizza ingredients are grown in the garden.

See the full lineup of Remake Learning Days in West Virginia events.

State activities run parallel to other Remake Learning Days festivals happening in 15 regions across the United States, plus three international locations in Uruguay, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Most events are free to youth and families. 

“We have seen overwhelming responses to Remake Learning Days from children, parents, grandparents and educators. I believe that our events resonate because they expand opportunities for curiosity and connection for families as they discover new things together,” said Dorie Taylor, producer of Remake Learning Days globally. 

Remake Learning Days is funded by The Grable Foundation, led by Remake Learning and supported by festival partners Common Sense Media, Learning Heroes and ParentPowered along with 16 lead regional organizations. 



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