Registration is now closed! Voting for the Show Us Your Mussels Challenge will be open from Feb 1-28, 2018.

What is the “Show Us Your Mussels” Challenge?
High School students create original digital media campaigns to inform the public about the impact of water quality on native mussels. The school group that gets the message out to the most people will receive a FREE field trip to the Minnesota Zoo including bussing, admission, parking and interactive sessions with our Mussel Conservation staff.

How will the winners be selected?
Each digital campaign must include a link to the Zoo’s “Show Us Your Mussels” website. Once someone views the campaign they click on the link and are brought to a page where they can vote for that school. The schools with the most votes and who are able to reach the most members of the public will be declared the winners.

How do I vote for projects?

First, find current mussels projects by searching in your favorite search engine from one of the participating schools:

  • West Education Center
  • Robbinsdale-Armstrong High School
  • Melrose High School
  • Apollo High School
  • Orono High School
  • Washington Technology Magnet
  • Cretin-Derham Hall
  • Minneapolis Washburn High School
  • Humboldt High School
  • Tracy Area Public School
  • Hmong College Prep Academy
  • Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy

Attached to each project will be a link that brings you to the project in order to vote for that school. You can vote for one school per day.

How do I know whose winning?
The same site where you vote has an option to view results.

How often can I vote?
You can vote once a day from February 1-28, 2018.

When will the winners be announced?
Winners will be announced by March 8, 2018.