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Hagerty Center

715 East Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49686

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The Conversation will raise awareness of the relationship between water and our sense of place, and help us learn from each other.

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What does water mean to you? Water is a source of beauty, livelihood, recreation, spiritual connection, food, life itself. The fresh water of Grand Traverse Bay is an essential element of our reasons for living in this area.

Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes invites you to participate in a unique community-wide conversation about water and how it informs our sense of place. With a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, we will be hosting one of the 18 Third Coast Conversations that will be taking place across the state.

Joining the conversation will be folks from all walks of community life – artists, business people, government representatives, musicians, sports enthusiasts, writers, environmental stewards, educators, historians – and YOU.

We will gather (free of charge) at the Hagerty Center on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 4-7pm. Jerry Dennis, renowned local author whose work focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, will be the keynote speaker. Following his inspirational talk, we will engage in conversation in a unique style developed by Oregon Humanities and led by trained facilitators.

The goal of this conversation is simply connection and mutual understanding across the community regarding the role of water in our sense of who we are and where we are. The outcome is not intended to be any kind of problem-solving, planning session, or action plan. With a focus on the humanities, we seek to deepen our comprehension and appreciation of our relationship to our clear, fresh water.

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