Upstream: Sharing Water Stories with Tea

Begins: Sep 18th, 2021 at 10:00 am
Ends: Sep 18th, 2021 at 11:00 am

Venue: Vadnais/Sucker Regional Park - Sucker Channel
Location: 4500 Rice St  | Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

With Anna Metcalfe

Anna Metcalfe is an established ceramic artist who began hosting tea ceremonies to connect people and share stories related to water in a project called “Upstream.” Sponsored by Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization and White Bear Center for the Arts. “Upstream” seeks to build connections and share stories between strangers within a watershed. It starts with a tradition that most cultures share in some way: drinking tea. It is the mechanism by which stories about water are collected and shared.

Each participant receives a cup printed with someone else’s story. They will have a conversation sparked by this cup and share their own water stories.

There will be a series of tea ceremonies with dates, times, and locations to be determined. Participation is free. Please email to sign up for a storytelling group! This program is made possible by Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization.

Watch Upstream on YouTube to learn more.


Upcoming events

Fri, Oct 08 2021 - 7:30am to 9:00am

The October, 2021 TEC meeting will be held online via Zoom teleconference. Please click here for details.

Fri, Oct 08 2021 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Nominations will be accepted for the annual watershed awards from October 8th - November 11th.

Fri, Oct 15 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

A culmination event for the Upstream tea series at the White Bear Center for the Arts.

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