Exhibits

The MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center hosts various art and educational exhibits throughout the year. Here are a few highlights:

Current/Upcoming

We Watch the Stream: Impressions from River Journey

We Watch the Stream promoDuring the 2014-15 school year, high school students from River’s Edge Academy worked with artist and educator, Jonee Kulman Brigham, to explore the ways that they and their school are connected with the Mississippi River.

Brigham and her students documented their experience through reflective writing, photographs, maps, poetry and more.  In the exhibit these pieces are stitched together to give visitors the opportunity to appreciate the connections revealed, people encountered, and value of water discovered as the students traced the path of water as it flowed into and out of the sink at their school.

Open: April–June 2017

 

Climate, Energy, and Community: What We Can Do

Climate change exhibitMinnesota is experiencing more extreme weather events that can be a problem for city infrastructure and clean water. An increase in the amount of precipitation can increase flooding and polluted runoff. How we manage our landscapes can have major impacts on the health of our environment and community. There’s a lot we can do to make a difference.

This free program allows youth to explore Minnesota’s changing climate and home energy through interactive displays with a facilitator. It is available to school classes and youth groups grades 4–8. Thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the MWMO will be hosting this exhibit through May 2017.

Open: September 2016–May 2017