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How can we increase our impact on species living in Minnesota’s freshwaters by teaching others? 

Now that you know how important Minnesota's freshwaters are, and have helped the species that live within those ecosystems, you can make an even greater impact by telling others what you've learned and done. When others know how they can help animal species by improving the health of their local freshwater ecosystems, they might join us and become heroes themselves!

Below are some ideas for how to TEACH OTHERS about Minnesota's freshwaters!

Teach Your School

How can you get others in your school (and even in your school district) curious and excited about helping animal species by improving the health of freshwater ecosystems around them? Here are a few ideas. You could create a visual display or a digital presentation like PowerPoint! You could design posters or a bulletin board for your hallways, create a spoken or video message for daily announcements, or even hold a school-wide assembly to get everyone involved. If your project site is nearby, you could take others there and show them what you did and why. There are many other fun ways you could get others at your school curious and excited about being a part of the solution.

Teach Your Family

Take your passion for helping animal species by improving your community’s freshwater ecosystem home with you! Share what you have learned and done with your family. Explore ways you and your family can help. 

Teach Your Community

Spread the word in your community! Many people enjoy and benefit from healthy freshwater ecosystems. You can bring your passion for these places to neighborhood meetings, water recreation groups, government agencies, business offices, community parks, and farm and garden organizations. Who in your community works, plays or lives around your community’s rivers, lakes, or wetlands? Who works, plays or lives around unhealthy areas of your community’s freshwaters? Who loves the animals who live in and around water? These people are called stakeholders because they care about and have a stake in the health and future of something- in this case, freshwaters! You can set up a meeting with these freshwater stakeholders to share new insights from your Quest, offer to partner with them to help on projects that improve the health of the water, or give a presentation about your project at their location. You could also write a letter to your local newspaper or TV news channel about the work you have done, or make signs to post in community areas like grocery stores, parks, and nature centers.

Teach the World

Tell everyone how important healthy freshwater ecosystems are to animals and to people! Consider posting about your project on social media through your school’s accounts (be sure to tag Project Hero or @captainplanetfoundation in your post). Maybe write a blog or produce a video that you can post online to share with the world, and tag #projecthero so we can help get your story out! 

Questions to Consider

Consider how to best share what you've learned with others:

  • Why do you want to share your new understanding and project?
  • What is the message we want to share?
  • Who is our audience? 
  • How can you get others excited about helping animal species by improving the health of nearby freshwater ecosystems? 
  • Where and when could you share your message?

Write your ideas down in your Hero Journal.