Protecting the hellbender will take decades of continuous care and conservation effort. By involving children now, we can ensure that the lessons learned today are transferred to the next generation.
This website offers a variety of materials that are targeted to younger audiences. These include a downloadable poster, help the hellbender sticker, and printable coloring pages. You can find all of these items by selecting them in the menu tabs above.
The best way to involve kids, however, is to help them experience nature first hand. The Blue River area offers a number of family-friendly outdoor activities, from visiting the nature center at Obannon Woods State Park to renting a canoe or kayak from Cave Country Canoes in Milltown. If you're a parent or family member of school-aged children, we hope you will include activities like this into your kids' busy schedules.