Below are samples of projects created for the 2019-2020 Show Us Your Mussels Challenge. These projects were designed to share the importance of Minnesota’s native freshwater mussels and their role in improving water quality. To register your school to compete in the 2020-2021 Show Us Your Mussels Challenge go to

Remember, these projects were created by Minnesota High School students. The views and opinions expressed are the authors own and do not represent that of the Minnesota Zoo or state of Minnesota.

Davinci Academy
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Melrose High School:

Cretin-Derham Hall

Washburn High School

Apollo High School

Tracy High School

Washington Tech Magnet:

Other participating schools include:
Avalon Charter School
Richfield Senior High
Albert Lea Area Learning Center
Heritage E-STEM Magnet School
Brooklyn Middle School
St John the Baptist
Humboldt High School
Carlton Secondary
Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy
Hill City School