Connecticut Opens 'Native Waters' Exhibit
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in
cooperation with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum announced the opening
of "Native Waters: Sharing the Source" on Oct. 14 at the Mashantucket
Pequot Museum in Mashantucket.
"Native Waters: Sharing the Source" was designed by Project WET in
cooperation with the University of Montana as a way to educate people
about watersheds and the impacts people have on them, by looking at the
cultures that live within them. Displays help explain how watersheds
function, the importance they play in cleaning and storing groundwater
and the importance to all living systems. The main focus of the exhibit
is the tipi arrangement of the learning centers that use stories,
artifacts and images to help connect people to water. The exhibit uses
the Missouri River Drainage basin to connect the message of water
through time, culture and use.
Visitors also will learn about traditions and artifacts of eastern
Native Tribes and local watersheds. Additional information may be found
on the DEP website at: www.ct.gov/dep.