Teachers can play a vital role in teaching youth about hellbenders, water quality, and watershed protection. This website provides a rich content of lesson plans, classroom posters, activities and stickers.
There are many ways to integrate watershed management, water quality enhancement, and helping hellbenders into your classroom activities. The following lesson plans are directly aligned with many state standards and ready to use in the classroom.
- Adaptations for Aquatic Amphibians
- Hellbenders Rock!
- Adult Hellbender video
- Juvenile Hellbender video
- Discovering the Watershed
- What is a Watershed
- Protect your streams, protect your mountains
- Water Education Posters
- Streamside Science
- Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
- Water Cycle
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.
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 with no cost to you view Request Hellbender Brochure.
The team is ordering new stickers so check back soon to see if they are available.
- Pisgah brewing 2016 hellbender will benefit wild south
The Full Pint
- Help the hellbenders: Don't move the rocks
- Nonprofit aims to help embattled amphibian recover
The Daily Star
- Local salamander conservation focus of AU lecture
- Historic hellbender hatches
- Scientists find a 200 year old salamander just chilling
- The hellbender: an original member of the Ozarks community
KSMU Ozarks Public Radio
- Cupid's syringe: a love potion for troubled amphibians
- Hot on the Alabama trail of the elusive hellbender
The Wildlife Society
- Toledo zoo and Penta partner to help threatened hellbender salamanders
- Outdoors: Stories of Pennsylvania's largest salamander
- Chattanooga zoo announces baby hellbenders
- Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo to help rear rare hellbenders
- Saint Louis Zoo shares secrets of salamander love at hellbender symposium
St. Louis Public Radio
- News about hellbenders reaches the northeastern US
Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
- Purdue-Zoo Partnership Aims to Save the Hellbender
- Purdue part of national group bent on saving the hellbender
Help Herbie thrive by navigating the river, eating crawfish, and avoiding natural and man-made hazards. Learn about the lifecycle and preservation of the Hellbender Salamander, North America’s largest salamander.