|Smithsonian Water/Ways traveling exhibit|
|Post Date:||September 11, 2019|
Water/Ways is a traveling exhibition and community engagement initiative of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. In Minnesota, Water/Ways is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota section of the American Water Works Association, and six greater Minnesota communities.
We Are Water MN, a companion exhibit that was developed with statewide partners, tells the Minnesota water story. We Are Water MN is an interactive story collecting exhibit that focuses on individuals’ relationships with and responsibilities to water. The exhibit includes stories from people reflecting on the meaning and experience of water in Minnesota, stories from local people from each host site community, and space for exhibit visitors to add their own stories and images. We Are Water MN also raises awareness about the quantity and quality of Minnesota’s water, connecting exhibit-goers to active water solutions.
Each host community is developing an exhibit that tells their local story and hosting community events in partnership with other local organizations.
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
Nicollet County Historical Society
Goodhue County Historical Society
Audubon Center of the North Woods
Becker County Historical Society
Educators are encouraged to bring their students to Water/Ways!
Can’t make the trip? Here are some educational materials to bring Water/Ways programming to you! Educator Resources provide background information, lesson planning, and teaching guides about the exhibit. These guides help students gain appreciation of other cultures’ relationships with water, understand how water is a shared, managed resource, and allow students to share their own water stories—all through activities, projects and investigations!
|Author:||Minnesota Pollution Control Agency|
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|Is Training required?:||No|
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|MAEE Partner||Minnesota Pollution Control Agency|