Contact Our Help the Hellbender Team!

Contact us with questions you may have along with any requests for our resources and activities. If you would like to request a presentation to be brought to your area send an email to Nick Burgmeier.

Nick Burgmeier

Nick Burgmeier
Research Biologist and Wildlife Extension Specialist
Phone: 812-767-0057

Video: Improving Water Quality Around Your Farm With Nick



Jason Hoverman

Jason Hoverman
Professor, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
Phone: 765-494-3591

Video: Ecotoxicology Part 1 Webinar

 Eliza Hudson

Eliza Hudson
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Project Administrator
Phone: 502-930-7802


Sherri Reinsch
Aquaculture Research Lab (ARL) Research Associate & Hellbender Husbandry Coordinator
Phone: 765-496-7913

Shelby Royal

Shelby Royal
Husbandry Coordinator
Phone: 765-494-3591

Video: Shelby at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens


Rod Williams
Vice Provost for Outreach & Engagement, Texas Tech, & Adjunct Professor, Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources
Phone: 806-742-2184

Video: Help the Hellbender, Rod Williams, TEDxPurdueU

Request Resources and Presentations

Photo of hellbender brochure that you can request.

Eastern Hellbender - North America's Giant Salamander Brochure (Sample)

In this 8-page brochure, you will learn how to identify a hellbender, learn about their natural history and ecology, and ways you can help with conservation efforts. To request the brochure at no cost to you view Request Hellbender Brochure.



Hellbender poster that you can request.

To request a Hellbender poster please contact Dr. Rod Williams,

The team is ordering new stickers so check back soon to see if they are available.

Herby the Hellbender with students in classroom.If you would like the Help the Hellbender Team to come to your area and give a presentation contact Dr. Rod Williams,

Is there anything you would like to see added to the Help the Hellbender website or anything that needs to be changed? Feel free to use the Suggestions link to share any improvements that will help improve our program information.


Coloring Pages

Click on the coloring page you want to download, print and color.

Coloring page of hellbender on rock
Coloring page of hellbender life cycle.
Coloring page of hellburner under rock.
Coloring page with hellbender showing five toes.
Coloring page with hellbender and baby.
Coloring page of hellbender holding sign, help the hellbender.
Coloring page titled what differences do you see.

Don't miss the videos in our Help the Hellbender YouTube playlist and our "A Moment in the Wild" series. You will find videos for kids, teachers, natural resource leaders or enthusiasts that share all about hellbenders, smaller salamanders, rock stacking, snakes, frogs, wetlands and much more.

The Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources is a great resource and reaches out not only to the state of Indiana but worldwide. The website provides resources for aquaculture, fish management, urban and forestry management, natural resource planning, wildlife, and sustainable biomaterials. We encourage you to browse, download free publications, view workshops on the Purdue Extension-FNR Calendar, ask an expert, and view hot topics on the Got Nature? blog.

Connect With Us

Facebook HelpTheHellbender, Twitter @helpthehllbend, Instagram @helpthehellbender and subscribe to our Help the Hellbender YouTube Playlist

Help the Hellbender Facebook