"We Are Water MN" Traveling Exhibit
March 10 – April 22, 2019
Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth
Next Stop: Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, Austin
“We Are Water MN” explores the connections between the humanities and water through an exhibit, public events, and educator resources. Visitors reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. By creating relationships around water, we are creating networks that can promote positive social norms, and share a vision for and participate in water stewardship.
"We Are Water MN" Host Community Application
“We Are Water MN” builds networks of people who protect and affect water, hosts a traveling exhibit that shares messages about water in Minnesota, and designs public programming that builds relationships with and responsibilities to water.
The “We Are Water MN” partners seek applications for a new cohort of host communities.
Proposals due: 11:59 p.m. June 10, 2019
2018-2019 "We Are Water MN" Host Sites Announced!
The Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and their statewide partners are pleased to announce that the popular statewide exhibit, “We Are Water MN,” will be continuing in 2018 and 2019 – spanning the state at eight new host sites.
2018-19 "We Are Water MN" Host Partners
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Oct. 12 – Nov. 26, 2018
Headwaters Science Center
Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019
West Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District
Jan. 21 – March 4, 2019
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
March 10 – April 22, 2019
Cedar River Watershed District
April 27 – June 16, 2019
Cannon River Watershed Partnership
June 20 – July 28, 2019
Aug. 4 – Sept. 16, 2019
Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Minnesota Historical Society
Sept. 25 – Nov. 2, 2019
Check back here for updates about the latest tour events and happenings.
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Jan. 10, 2019 By Jennifer Tonko
“We Are Water MN” is a cross-sector and cross-disciplinary conversation among those who protect and affect water. We build relationships in greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities region.Read her Post