In recognition of the elemental importance of our water to all life and human activity, including lifelong learning, the Ohio County Public Library and the non-profit Capstone Group have partnered to offer a People’s University series that asks the question: what is the state of the watersheds in Wheeling and in our state and what can be done to safeguard or improve them? "West Virginia Watersheds" classes will meet on four consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7 pm in the library's auditorium beginning Tuesday, September 4. The series is organized by the non-profit Capstone Group, Inc. (www.capstonegroupinc.org), in cooperation with the Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University (https://iwss.wvu.edu/). The Capstone Group is based in Wheeling and is led by Manetta Calinger and Laurie Ruberg. Funding for this series is provided by the Walmart Foundation and its affiliate store in Triadelphia, WV. Additional support is provided by Ohio County Public Library.
▶ CLASS 1: TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 — WATER: THE SOURCE OF LIFE, Instructor Dr. Elliott Kellner
▶ CLASS 2: TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 — WHEELING WATER, Instructor Lori Siburt
▶ CLASS 3: TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 — RESTORING APPALACHIAN RIVER NETWORKS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE, Instructor Dr. J. Todd Petty
▶ CLASS 4: TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 — A ROLE FOR THE CITIZEN SCIENTIST, Instructors Dr. Dorothy Vesper, Mr. Howdy Henritz and Dr. Ben Hitt.