Project Hero

creating a generation of heroes

Project Hero is a free online platform that offers standards-oriented and authentic project-based learning experience for empowering and engaging students to take action for their local endangered species and ecosystems.

Creating a new generation of heroes for our planet

The moment young people learn about human impacts on the environment and the plants and animals that are threatened and endangered by those impacts, their empathetic instinct and desire to act is strong. 

Project Hero catalyzes that empathy into action by leading students on Quests to explore their world and design solutions that address the root issues contributing to the extinction crisis.

Current Quests

Pollinator Quest

Quest issued by Captain Planet Foundation

Location: US
Target Grade Bands: 3rd-4th
Ecosystem: Pollinator Species

Grants Available

MN Freshwater Quest

Quest issued by Wilderness Inquiry

Location: Minnesota
Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th
Ecosystem: Freshwater systems of Minnesota

Grants Available

Soil Quest

Quest issued by Kiss the Ground

Location: US
Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th
Ecosystem: Soil Ecosystems; Climate

Grants Available

Quest for Wolf Coexistence

Quest issued by Turner Endangered Species Fund

Location: Western US
Target Grade Bands: 8th – 12th
Ecosystem: Ecosystems with wolves as keystone predators

Quest for the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

Quest issued by US Forest Service

Location: Southeastern US
Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th
Ecosystem: Longleaf pine ecosystem

Grants Available

Hackensack River Quest

Quest issued by Waterkeeper Alliance & Hackensack Riverkeeper

Location: Hackensack River watershed (NY & NJ)
Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th
Ecosystem: Waterbeds

Grants Available

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