We Are Water MN Traveling Exhibit

We Are Water MN Traveling Exhibit

October 12-November 26, 2018

University of Minnesota – Institute on the Environment

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.


Jennifer Tonko


University of Minnesota – Institute on the Environment
1954 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

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2018-2019 We Are Water 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 Site Communities

St. Paul
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
October 12 – November 26, 2018

Headwaters Science Center
December 1, 2018 – January 13, 2019

West Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District
January 20 – 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

Grand Rapids
Itasca Waters
August 4 – September 16, 2019

Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Minnesota Historical Society
September 25 – November 2, 2019

Check back here for updates about the latest tour events and happenings.

Water Stories from Minnesota

Water Stories from Minnesota

No one knows the waters of Minnesota like the people who live here. Listen to stories from parents, children, fishers, farmers, indigenous Minnesotans, immigrants to Minnesota, water professionals, and people who just love to be out on the lake.

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We are the Headwaters

We are the Headwaters

Minnesota sits atop a triple-continental-scale water divide. This means that we do not receive polluted water from a state with lower environmental standards. But it also means we have a responsibility to keep water clean for our communities, other states and nations, and future generations. We Are Water MN explores the question, “How’s the water?”

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Sharon Day Water Voices

November 17, 2016 By Sharon Day

Water Voices

We Are Water MN learns from and amplifies indigenous perspectives. We build relationships in greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities region and host cross-sector and cross-disciplinary conversations among those who protect and affect water.

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