Youth education opportunities

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

Classroom lessons

Download complete curriculum kits or inquire about in-person classroom lessons to K-12 classrooms in the greater Twin Cities metro area. Topics include invasive species, wetlands, watersheds and erosion.

Storm drain stenciling and cleanups

K-12 and college groups located in Minneapolis or St. Paul can get outside with us by scheduling a storm drain stenciling outing or trash pickup or cleanup near their location. 

Service-learning projects & volunteer hours

FMR can support independent service projects on a case-by-case basis. Contact with your project idea or request.

Many students (including college students) sign up for FMR events to complete volunteer or service hours for a class or program. Learn more about serving the river

The Environmental Stewardship Institute

The Environmental Stewardship Institute is for high schoolers and rising college first-years interested in learning more about and exploring the environmental field. 

Stewardship and restoration partnerships

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

Questions? Not sure where to start? Contact the FMR education team,

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Hastings Sand Coulee SNA, Hastings
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis
Giveback Days all Sept. + visit FMR in-store Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Orvis - Miracle Mile, St. Louis Park
Ole Olson prairie, Mississippi River, Minneapolis skyline

Celebrate 30 years of FMR!

For our 30th anniversary, our wish is for you to join us in restoring, protecting and enhancing the Mississippi River.