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Effective June 9, 2015, the National Youth Science Center is a facility of the National Youth Science Foundation.

NYSCenter Reservation Request Form

At the invitation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) submitted (February 13, 2015) a proposal to assume ownership of the facilities of the Canaan Valley Institute (CVI). Constructed in 2009 by CVI with $18M in funding from NOAA, CVI’s campus consists of 2 buildings on 37 acres. The Research and Education Center and Research Support Building are LEED-certified (Silver level).

  • Research and Education Center: approximately 25,000 sq. feet, with 120 person conference space which may be divided into three smaller rooms seating 40 people each.
  • Tiered Interactive Lecture Hall: equipped with 39 computer stations, specifically designed for teaching computer-based classes.
  • Teaching Lab: accommodates 17 students; designed to serve a variety of instructional needs including equipment designed to simulate river and floodplain processes.
  • Research Lab: accommodates up to 4 independent researchers, with standard equipment and supplies for conducting environmental studies.

Documents and Links:

Canaan Valley Institute
Living Machine
Computer Lab
Computer Lab
YSDE Students work at the Canaan Valley Institute
YSDE Students work at the Canaan Valley Institute
YSDE Students participate in a seminar on rockets outside the STEM Education Center
YSDE Students participate in a seminar on rockets outside the STEM Education Center
Teaching Lab
Teaching Lab
Large Conference Room
Large Conference Room