We Are Water MN
We Are The Headwaters
We Are Water MN deepens connections between the humanities and water through a network of partnerships, a traveling exhibit, and public events. We Are Water MN helps communities, organizations, and individuals make better, more collaborative, and more relevant choices about water.
We Are Water Exhibit
May 13- July 11, 2021
Minnesota Discovery Center,
1001 Discovery Dr, Chisholm, MN 55719, USA
- We Are Water Speaker SeriesMultiple Thursday EveningsWebinarMultiple Thursday EveningsWebinarLearn more in depth about water topics specific to our region including water and labor history in the Fur Trade Era, nibi walks, water as it relates to the 1854 Treaty, and local invasive species. May 27, June 17, July 1, & July 8 Registration for each date coming soon!
- Thu, Jul 08Zoom
- Thu, Jun 17ZoomJun 17, 6:00 PMZoomJoin us for the second installment of our We Are Water MN Speaker Series! For this session, we're teaming up with Gary Kaunonen, PhD, an independent historian of labor and immigration and a documentary filmmaker. Mr. Kaunonen will lead a program on water in terms of labor and the fur trade.
- Wed, Jun 16MeadowlandsJun 16, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PMMeadowlands, 8793 Owl Ave, Meadowlands, MN 55765, USAJoin us on a socially distanced field trip to see some of the plants, animals, and bugs that call bogs home, all the while getting a better understanding of this misunderstood and critically important wetland ecosystem. Note: Registration is limited to 5 vehicles
- Thu, Jun 10Chisholm
- Tue, Jun 01ZoomJun 01, 6:00 PMZoomWe Are Water MN- Iron Range is hosting a virtual BioBlitz from May 13- July 11 in tandem of the We Are Water MN Exhibit at the Minnesota Discovery Center. Wondering what a BioBlitz is or how to use the iNaturalist app and website to participate? Come to this online "How To" to learn!
- Thu, May 27Zoom webianr
- Spring Fling!Sat, May 22VirginiaMay 22, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMVirginia, 111 S 9th Ave W, Virginia, MN 55792, USASpring Fling! Tackle, Tulips, and Solar Tours is hosted by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability. It will be an opportunity to learn, connect, and explore aspects of water, soil, and sun after the long pandemic year.
- Thu, May 13iNaturalistMay 13, 7:00 AM – Jul 12, 11:00 PMiNaturalistParticipate in a virtual BioBlitz at select areas through the iNaturalist app and website to learn and share more about what living creatures call the St. Louis and Little Fork Watersheds home. Be sure to sign up for the project in iNaturalist to be entered into prizes!
These stories were recorded by We Are Water MN, a program of the Minnesota Humanities Center and its partners. Each 2-3 minute story shares a Minnesota resident's personal history, observations, or relationship with water. A reflection question is provided so that you can consider your own perspective, in response.
Natalya Walker talks about the challenges of invasive species and the effects they have in Minnesota waters. What invasive species threaten the waters near you and how do you help prevent them from spreading?
Ellen Taube discusses the history of baptism and how the best technique is immersion or under water. Do you use water in ceremonies?
Mike Kennedy explains what a watershed is and discusses the impacts of climate change on Minnesota lakes and rivers. What stories do you have about how water is changing?
Nevada Littlewolf shares her thoughts on the responsibility of taking care of water and how water can take care of people. What are some ways you take care of water?
Dana Lindstrom and her husband’s love for the ice led to them getting married on it, in skates! Where did you first get out on the ice?
Tim Wallace tells of his Siberian Huskies’ love of snow, but has noticed that winters are changing and how it can make it difficult to dogsled. How was Minnesota's changing climate impacted your winter activities?