Empowering Your Students

Project Hero is a free online platform that offers standards-oriented and authentic project-based learning experience for empowering and engaging students to take action for their local endangered species and ecosystems.

Each Quest students undertake is a unique learning and activation journey that focuses on locally-relevant environmental issues. We present multi-media content, lessons, and activities for exploring and understanding the threats to local species and ecosystems. Every quest culminates in a hands-on project to empower your students to make a meaningful impact in their environment.

When you register for a free account as an educator, you gain access to additional teaching resources, tips, and opportunities, including eligibility for grant funds to support your class's projects.

I’m interested! Where do I begin?

In order to get started with your Quest and to qualify for grant funds to support it, create your free Project Hero educator account here! You'll get updates on new Quests, access to great educator resources, notices of cool opportunities, and lots more.

Earn Funds for your Class Projects

Project Hero offers many different Quests focused on different regions, issues, and geared towards different grade bands. When you register your class for a Quest, you create a unique link or URL for YOUR Quest. Have your students use this URL the first time they access the site in order to qualify for grant dollars to support your students' Hero project.

Access Additional Educator Resources

Be sure to log in each time you visit a Quest to access additional educator resources within Quests and on your Dashboard.

Learn About Cool Opportunities and New Quests

Announcements about exciting opportunities and new Hero Quests will be available through your Project Hero Educator Dashboard, so keep checking in!

Future Awesomeness

The Educator Dashboard is still in its early days, but we're planning for interactive discussions with other educators, informative dashboards and progress trackers, assessment tools, etc. Stay tuned!

Available Quests

Explore and learn more about the Quests available for your class

Hackensack River Quest

Quest issued by: Turner Foundation, The Hackensack Riverkeeper, and Waterkeeper Alliance

Geography: Hackensack watershed

Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th

Ecosystem: Watersheds


Quest for Longleaf Pine

Quest issued by: US Forest Service, Moore Charitable Foundation & Wade Research Foundation

Geography: Southeastern US

Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th

Ecosystem: Longleaf Pine Ecosystem


Pollinator Quest

Quest issued by Captain Planet Foundation

Geography: US (50 states + Puerto Rico)

Target Grade Bands: 3rd-5th

Ecosystem: Pollinator Species


Soil Quest

Quest issued by Kiss the Ground

Geography: US (50 states + Puerto Rico)

Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th

Ecosystem: Soil Ecosystems; Climate


Quest for Coexisting with Wolves

Quest issued by: Turner Endangered Species Fund

Geography: Western US

Target Grade Bands: 8th-12th

Ecosystem: Wolf as Keystone Predator

MN Freshwater Quest

Quest issued by Wilderness Inquiry

Geography: Minnesota

Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th

Ecosystem: Freshwater systems of MN