Crookston Times: We Are Water MN exhibit travels state, tells compelling story

EXCERPT: “A new traveling exhibit is raising awareness of just how and why water is important to Minnesotans and their environment. The Minnesota Humanities Center’s We Are Water MN exhibit is crossing the state, sharing stories of Minnesotans and the water that surrounds them. The goal? To shape a stronger bond between the two. U of M Extension Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (Northwest RSDP) is helping We Are Water MN engage local communities in the conversation. Many of us work hard to protect our natural resources and have personal, even sacred, connections to water. These positive stories can inspire others to take action. ‘We Are Water MN tells stories,’ said Linda Kingery, Northwest RSDP executive director. ‘We want to tell stories of natural and cultural history as well as contemporary stories about recreating in and protecting water.’ We Are Water MN explores connections between water and the humanities through the exhibit, events and educational resources. In the words of exhibit organizers, ‘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.'” FULLSTORY: