CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston's Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences is developing an education program focused on the state's energy industries.
The Clay Center says the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation has awarded a $194,000 grant over two years for the program that will incorporate art, science, technology and energy topics.
Students in seven middle schools in Barbour, Boone, Gilmer and Jackson counties, along with students from a yet-undisclosed location, will produce videos exploring energy issues in their communities.
The "emPowered Stories" program will begin with teacher training in January. Next fall, the teachers will work with students to develop 10-minute videos, which will be displayed in a special exhibit at the Clay Center.
One of the project's goals is to encourage students to take science and technology courses in high school.