We Are Water MN Exhibit
The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) and the Mississippi River St. Cloud Watershed Collaborative are pleased to announce that the traveling exhibition—We Are Water MN— is open at the Sherburne History Center (10775 27th Ave SE, Becker, MN 55308) until April 24th.
We Are Water MN is a project of the Humanities Center that engages Minnesotans with our state’s most important natural resource through personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors to the We Are Water MN exhibit learn about water issues statewide and in their community. They also reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. Combining learning and sharing in this way strengthens Minnesotans’ relationships with water and increases participation in water stewardship activities.
1.) World Water Day | March 22nd | 3PM-7PM | Sherburne History Center
To celebrate World Water Day, the exhibit will be open during the evening of March 22nd for all to visit. There will be a presentation on water quality trends in our area lakes and streams. Stop by to quench your thirst at the Water Bar and bring a sample of your tap water in to be analyzed for nitrates (testing specifically for private well owners). Learn about drinking water quality in our region.
2.) Youth Water Festival | April 22nd | 10AM-1PM | Sherburne History Center
Visit with us on Earth Day for an event the entire family can enjoy! Complete the We Are Water scavenger hunt to win a prize, learn about aquatic fish and bugs, see demonstrations on how a watershed works, and gear up for the angling season with free fishing and casting lessons.
3.) Mississippi River Historic Tour | Date to be determined | St. Cloud
The Mississippi River along St. Cloud has a rich history of water use. Local historians will share stories of how the city is connected to the river through a tour of the riverfront area. All will be invited to share their stories with the group in a collaborative setting.
4.) Ag Conservation Field Day | July 2023 (DTB)| Foley
Agricultural conservation projects can result in healthier soil, improved water retention, decreased water runoff, reduced fertilizer application, and sustained yields. This event will showcase conservation practices on a working farm to area agriculture producers and discuss the assistance that is available. An emphasis will be placed on the connection between agricultural conservation projects and healthy water.
More information on this exhibit and the events planned can be found at the project website: https://www.sherburneswcd.org/we-are-water-mn.html.