Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Rod Williams and team are committed to deliver practical, research-based information and to meet the Purdue Extension mission to enhance lives and livelihoods.

Help The Hellbender

The Help the Hellbender Project is a joint project involving partners from across the country. On this website, you will find information about the hellbender, as well as household and farm management practices that can help keep our rivers and streams clean. People who fish and kayak can also learn what they should do if they see a hellbender in the wild.


 Help the Hellbender website 

 Help the Hellbender Facebook Page

The Nature Of Teaching

Rod Williams co-developed an extension program called The Nature of Teaching. The course consists of classroom-based activities where licensed teachers may do the following:

  • discuss pre-designed lesson plans
  • develop original lesson plans
  • participate in outdoor activities that enhance their knowledge of natural resources


The Nature of Teaching Website

For more extension resources view: Got Nature? Blog, Purdue Extension - Forestry & Natural Resources and Purdue Extension. For all publications view The Education Store, Purdue Extension's resource center.