Water Story MKE Mobile App

Water Story MKE Mobile App

Want to explore our city? Want to have fun with your friends? Ready to discover how water connects our past, present, and future? Water Story MKE is a free app being developed by Reflo to reveal the water stories hidden in plain sight throughout Milwaukee.

It's like a digital scavenger hunt. All you need to play is a smartphone and a sense of adventure. Travel to five pilot sites across the city in your quest to earn Water Drop points. Play games, explore secret areas, and unlock themed treks. On your journey, hear the real stories of Milwaukee's water citizens. Add your own voice to the community by posting to Our Water Stories. Leave your mark by climbing the leaderboard.

The app is being built in 2016. The pilot will launch in 2017. Be among the first to beta-test Water Story MKE. It's perfect for school groups, families, tourists, and office outings. Play a little or play a lot, it's up to you. You've heard Milwaukee called a "Water City" a "Freshwater Hub", and the "Global Water Center"...now find out why.

Water Story MKE is a Reflo project in collaboration with Ex Fabula and supported by Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust and in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council*, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities** and the State of Wisconsin. 

Stay tuned for exciting news about a water-themed StorySlam at Lakefront Brewery on Feb. 21, 2017!

*The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

**Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.




Our Five Pilot Sites: In 2017, Water Story MKE takes you on a digital scavenger hunt across the city of Milwaukee. Here’s a preview!


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