Upcoming Events

  • We Are Water Virtual BioBlitz
    May 13, 7:00 AM – Jul 12, 11:00 PM
    Participate 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!
  • We Are Water MN Exhibit
    Minnesota Discovery Center
    May 13, 10:00 AM – Jul 11, 6:00 PM
    Minnesota Discovery Center, 1001 Discovery Dr, Chisholm, MN 55719, USA
    The traveling exhibit examines water issues statewide and in local communities through personal stories, histories, and scientific information. It strengthens Minnesotans’ relationships with water, exposes visitors to new perspectives, and increases participation in water stewardship activities.
  • Bog Exploration at the Sax-Zim Bog
    Jun 16, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Meadowlands, 8793 Owl Ave, Meadowlands, MN 55765, USA
    Join 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
  • Speaker Series-The Fur Trade & Water
    Jun 17, 6:00 PM
    Join 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.
  • Speaker Series- Nibi (water) Walks and their Cultural Significance
    Jul 01, 6:00 PM
    Join Sharon Day, Ojibwe and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force. She'll be speaking on the important of Nibi (water) walks and sharing her experiences in leading them.
  • Speaker Series-Invasive Species in our Local Communities
    Jul 08, 6:00 PM
    oin Natalya Walker, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator for North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District. She'll be speaking on the importance of stories, science, data, and behavior working together to help prevent the spread of Invasive Species.
  • Paddle on the St. Louis River
    Location is TBD
    Jul 10, 9:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Come on a We Are Water St. Louis River Adventure to explore a place connected with water with others while socially distancing! Registration coming soon!
  • TBD
    We Are Water Speaker Series
    Multiple Thursday Evenings
    Learn 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!

Past Events


Opening Ceremony

May 13, 2021

Combination in person and virtual opening ceremony for We Are Water MN Iron Range!


Speaker Series: 1854 Treaty Authority

with Marne Kaeske


iNaturalist "How to" for BioBlitz

with Arika Preas- MN DNR SNA Naturalist


We are Water MN is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

We are Water MN is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Clean Water Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.