Now that you know why the Minnesota freshwaters are so important to our state, it's time to figure out what might be putting the animal species who live here at risk!

In this stage, you'll start EXPLORING the species who live near you and need your help. You'll also get a chance to EXPLORE what these species need from their ecosystem, and what might be preventing them from surviving and thriving there. By learning how you can help the species living in your local waterways, you'll be helping the overall health of the waterways around you! Ready?