Youth education opportunities

Harding High School Earth Club

Whether you're a young person, an educator, or a group leader of youth, we want to work with you! (Note: Waders should be worn with a belt for safety.)

Looking for ways to get outdoors or engage in a fun educational activity for the river? FMR offers a variety of free virtual and in-person education and volunteer opportunities for K-12 groups and individual youth in the greater Twin Cities metro area.

Classroom lessons (virtual and in-person)

FMR staff offer live virtual lessons to all K-12 classrooms in the greater Twin Cities metro area.

We look forward to offering in-person lessons in Minneapolis and St. Paul once it is safe to do so.

Topics include invasive species, wetlands, watersheds, and erosion.

We also offer self-paced online lesson materials. Find those resources and sign up for classroom lessons on our group outings and activities page.

Storm drain stenciling and cleanups

K-12 groups located in Minneapolis or St. Paul can get outside with us by scheduling a storm drain stenciling or cleanup outing with us near their location. All other groups need to provide their own transportation to a location in Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Request a stenciling or cleanup outing.

Stewardship and restoration partnerships

FMR restores natural habitat for wildlife and water quality at sites across the greater metro area.

If you'd like your K-12 group to research or steward an FMR site near you and create an ongoing learning experience for your school or classroom, please contact education@fmr.org to schedule an introductory meeting.

Service-learning projects & volunteer hours

FMR can support independent youth service projects on a case-by-case basis. This opportunity is open to youth in elementary school through college. Please contact education@fmr.org with your project idea or request.

View information about how FMR events can apply to volunteer hours for a class or program on our serve the river page

Environmental Stewardship Institute

Learn about Environmental Stewardship Institute opportunities for high schoolers and rising college first-years, including our 8-week summer program.

More about our program

We look forward to working with you! Here's a pdf flyer listing the above opportunities. And if you have any questions, please reach out to education@fmr.org.

These youth education offerings are part of our larger stewardship and education program. Check out our opportunities for all ages to get involved with FMR.