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Conservation Club

Conservation Minnesota

What is Conservation?

Conservation is the protection of animals, plants, and natural resources to prevent them from being lost or wasted.

What is Conservation Club?

Do you want to hang out with friends and figure out ways to better protect our Earth? In this afterschool club, you and other environmental advocates from our school will become conservation leaders in our community by selecting and designing a project that helps protect our Earth.

Conservation Club is a youth-led, empowering program that engages students in learning and leadership around conservation opportunities in their schools.

This FREE club is open to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at the HCP-Northrop School. Students intersted must return a permission slip to Ms. Jaeger by DATE. The club will meet Tuesdays from 3 - 4:15pm, from February 8th to May 31st, 2022. All students must be picked up by 4:15pm on meeting days.

Questions? Contact Ms. Jaeger.

What is a Greenhouse Gas?

Greenhouse gases are gases in Earth’s atmosphere that trap heat. They let sunlight pass through the atmosphere, but they prevent the heat that the sunlight brings from leaving the atmosphere. The main greenhouse gases are Water vapor, Carbon dioxide, Methane, Ozone, Nitrous oxide, and Chlorofluorocarbons.

What is a Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions.

What are Invasive Species?

An invasive species is an organism that causes ecological harm in a new environment where it is not native. Invasive species can occur on land or in the water. They can be plants, animals, fungi, and insects. Some invasive species in Minnesota include zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, common buckthorn, and emerald ash borer.

How can you get Involved?

Build Community Gardens

Community gardens strenthen community colaboration, provide access to fresh, healthy and afforable food, and are fun ways to learn more about ecosystems.

Start a Compost

Composting enriches the soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. It also encourages the production of friendly bacteria and fungi! Request a compost bin or learn more about composting in Minneapolis!

Create a Pollinator Garden

Pollinator gardens support pollinators, like bees 🐝 and butterflies 🦋, by supplying food in the form of pollen and nectar that will ensure that these important animals stay in the area to keep pollinating the plants we need for our food!

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle takes less oil to produce and replaces all the plastics that you would have used, reducing your carbon footprint. Plus you can add cool stickers and find them in your favorite color.

Build Rain Barrels

Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use. They help conserve water while providing plenty to drink for your garden!


Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE
Recycling reduces the amount of garbage in landfill, oceans, and in our atmosphere. It also saves energy and conserves our natural resources. Find your recycle schedule and learn more about what is accepted in Minneapolis!

Start a Worm Bin

What is a worm bin? Gross! Friendly worms actually help break down your compost faster, reducing rot and smell. They can also help reduce the amount of Methane produced when food breaks down, just by eating! 🐛

Eat Sustainably & Shop at Farmers Markets

Besides making friends with our local farmers, buying food from farmers markets cuts down your carbon footprint, and it's tasty! Next time you are at the grocery store, check the label to see where it was grown. Find a farmers market near you!
Student Acivists with signs that say 'protect our home!'. Earth is also featured, much larger than all of the student activists.

Program Instructors


Ms. Jaeger

Welcome to Conservation Club! I am the 6th grade Earth and Space Science teacher at Hiawatha Academies - Northrop and will be the facilitator for our after-school club. The goal of this after-school program is to provide students an opportunity to lead our school in improving our conservation efforts as a community. When teaching our youth, I love sparking curiosity about the world around us and supporting students in understanding themselves as the future leaders of our next generation. shelbee and dog illustration. Shelbee holds sign stating 'for a better future!;

Contact Ms. Jaeger:
phone icon 123.456.7890
email icon [email protected]