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Presented By: University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

Watershed for Families

U-M Museum of Natural History


In Watershed, fifteen contemporary artists explore the interconnected histories, present lives, and imagined futures of the Great Lakes region.

UMMA and the U-M Natural History Museum invite families with children ages 5 and up to drop in this summer to explore the artworks and learn about what we need to make a healthy environment.

Free, no registration required. Recommended age: 5 and up.

Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm: Healthy Rivers at U-M Museum of Natural History Build a river and watch what happens during a flood! You'll learn more about rivers and watersheds at this hands-on event. Dip your hands into our 10-foot model of a river and work together with others on an art activity to learn how rivers form and what it takes to keep water fresh and safe. How does pollution spread? How do we limit erosion? How do the ways people use land affect a river?   

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the U-M Office of the Provost, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Susan and Richard Gutow, and the U-M Institute for the Humanities. Additional generous support is provided by the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, Graham Sustainability Institute, and the Department of English Language and Literature. Special thanks to Margaret Noodin and Michael Zimmerman, Jr. for translating the gallery texts into Anishinaabemowin.  

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