A Water Connections Journey....
Big Stone Lake Stories is a youth art-science-mapping camp hosted by Bonanza Education Center in Ortonville, Minnesota. It takes place August 13-17, with community presentations and activities on August 18.
It was a creative, busy time last week at Big Stone Lake Stories camp at Bonanza Education Center which mostly wrapped up on Friday, August 17th. Some of the campers also helped host the camp's booth with Big Stone Lake Arts Council on Saturday, August 18th at Cornfest in Lakeside Park in Ortonville. Here they demonstrated paper making with Don Sherman, and invited the public to participate in the interactive "Words for Water," and "Land Markings" artworks. Campers also joined Lee Kanten on stage during the Kanten Brothers set in the pavillion to share the songs they'd worked on all week with Lee at camp.
Earlier Saturday, campers and team members presented the Big Stone Lake Stories project and performed music at the Citizens for Big Stone Lake annual meeting. The goal was to explore cooperation between concerned citizens and arts and youth groups in the common values they share around protecting Big Stone Lake.
August 14th, 2018: Two days into camp and I already feel like we've
traveled so far together. At sunset I was sitting on a dock, listening
to the lake. Two fish jumped. There were crickets. -Jonee Kulman Brigham, Full Spring Studio, LLC
LINK: Odes to Big Stone Lake - Crowdsource Story Map
Also found on the story map tab of this website.
What is it?
It is a way to share your Big Stone Lake story as part of a community of lake-lovers.
How do you love the lake? Share a photo and a memory, story, poem or any words of appreciation or connection to Big Stone Lake. Your entry will build a community story map. Enter more than once and share with friends. -Now through Corn Fest!
Here's one added recently...
Can you guess where this is?
The Big Stone Lake Stories team is excited to share this project with you that invites youth from around the Big Stone Lake area to a camp of exploring water through art, science, mapping, hiking, and meeting the many community members that are part of the water story of this place. The camp takes place at Bonanza Education Center, but the experience takes place all along Big Stone Lake.
This website is being built right now, to connect you to project flyers and resources. As the camp starts, you'll see GIS (Geographic Information System) Interactive Story Maps grow with detail, photos, stories and artwork by youth. There's also ways for the community to participate with a crowdsource story map coming soon, and activities at Corn Fest on August 18th.
Explore the website, and come back soon for more details. Also, for frequent updates, follow Bonanza Education Center on Facebook at this LINK.
We hope to see you and hear your stories!