Be thankful for clean water

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REGIONAL — In northern Minnesota, one thing we can be grateful for is our abundant, clean water. The Minnesota Discovery Center, the Lyric Center for the Arts, the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and their We Are Water MN partners invite local families to utilize free take-home activity kits to explore their relationship with water.

The kits include five activities, such as watercolor painting and science experiments, that invite users to explore and learn about water resources. The activity kits are available for pickup at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm or the Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia starting November 26 until they run out. You can also inquire about reserving kits at youthactivitykit.


About 200 kits were made with families in mind to provide fun for youth, teens, and adults, and families with children ages 5 and older. The activities align with concepts visitors can explore through the traveling that was on display at the Discovery Center over the summer and is still available to view online as a virtual exhibit at The North

St. Louis SWCD, the Lyric Center for the

Arts, the Minnesota Discovery Center,

RMB Environmental Laboratories, the

Bois Forte Heritage Center, and other

We Are Water MN partners helped create the activities included in the kit.

The We Are Water MN program encourages people to learn about water issues statewide and in their community. It is a project of the Minnesota

Humanities Center, and its project partners are the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

(MPCA), the Minnesota Historical Society

(MNHS), and the Minnesota Departments of

Agriculture, Health, and

Natural Resources.

We Are Water MN is funded in part by 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.

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