This Quest will be a journey, starting with asking questions. Together, we will uncover answers and explore why Minnesota's freshwaters are important. We'll learn about the health of the waterways where you live and what you can do to help them! Your Quest will lead you to designing a project that will make a meaningful difference for freshwater in your community.


There will be five stages of this Quest

  • Q: We'll ask QUESTIONS about what you observe, wonder, and link to so you can help the Minnesota freshwaters.
  • U: We'll UNCOVER answers to questions about these freshwaters.
  • E: We'll EXPLORE the species that inhabit Minnesota's waterways and the threats facing them.
  • S: We'll SOLVE a local problem that is affecting a waterway where you live by designing and doing a project to help.
  • T: We'll TEACH others about your project, what you have learned, and how they can also help heal their own local freshwater ecosystem!






Hero Journal

You can keep a Hero Journal as you go through this Quest to record what you learn and what you think. When you see this red pencil symbol, that's a prompt for you to write in your Hero Journal!

Supporting Resources

When you see this icon in the upper right corner, that means there are supporting resources available for you to explore the topic on that page in greater depth.