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We Are Water Protectors: StoryWalk at Ivanhoe South

April 18, 2021 - May 9, 2021

We Are Water Protectors Cover
To celebrate Earth Day, Shirley Heinze Land Trust and the Gary Public Library are partnering to exhibit a storywalk along the trail at Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve from April 18 – May 9. This free outdoor pop-up exhibit is open to visit anytime dawn to dusk.
As you walk down the trail in this globally rare dune-and-swale habitat, read this inspiring story, and then take the Earth Steward and Water Protector pledge at the end of the story.
We Are Water Protectors Cover
“We Are Water Protectors”
Written by Carole Lindstrom
Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
From the publisher:
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption―a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .
When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth
And poison her people’s water, one young water protector
Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.


April 18, 2021
May 9, 2021
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Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve
750 Colfax St
Gary, IN 46406 United States
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