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). The proposal was accepted and the NYSF became stewards of this facility in June 2015.
- Research and Education Center: approximately 25,000 sq. feet, with 150 person conference space which may be divided into three smaller rooms seating 50 people each.
- MakerSpaceIT: equipped with 39 computer stations, specifically designed for teaching computer-based classes.
- MakerSpaceLAB: accommodates 17 students; designed to serve a variety of instructional needs including equipment designed to simulate river and floodplain processes.
- Natural Science Research Lab: accommodates up to 4 independent researchers, with standard equipment and supplies for conducting environmental studies.