Next Steps

You've seen what makes Tanganyika so special. You've met scientists discovering how the lake works and how we can protect it. Now... what can you do?

Stay Science Savvy

The future health of our planet will depend on people like you making good decisions. Decisions about how we can thrive on Earth without abusing it. And how can we know we’re making good decisions? By generating scientific understanding and using it to guide us. If people like you understand how we can use good science to make this a healthier planet we’re all better off in the end. It all starts by being curious about science so that we can be science savvy. You can start by checking out some of the links below for more information on science programs and guidance on how to become a scientist.

Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots National Geographic’s Citizen Science How to become a scientist

Curb your carbon and mind your fish

Along our journey we’ve seen that carbon emissions in one place can cause ecological harm in far away places. Tanganyika is no exception, and its ecological health is threatened by climate change. If we do our part to curb our carbon production and support smart climate policies we can make a difference not only in our backyards, but on the other side of the world.

If you’re interested in keeping cichlids in a home aquarium, great! But be mindful of where they come from. Ask for fish that have been bred in captivity, not wild-caught fish taken from Tanganyika.

Carbon Footprint Calculator Zero Footprint Calculator Local Aquarium Club Directory Being a Responsible Aquarium Owner

Sharing is Caring

Knowledge is powerful. Share this experience so that others can learn about Tanganyika and the importance of using science to understand remarkable ecosystems around the world.

Teacher Resources

Check out curriculum resources available for teachers who are interested in bringing Into the Rift into their classrooms. These materials are designed to engage students in the skills and practices aligned with the scientific practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Wright State University: Into The Rift Teaching Materials