Wildlife
A Salamander Tale Exhibit
A new educational exhibit aimed for kindergartners to fifth graders called "A Salamander Tale" is ready to be shipped around the country and spread amphibian awareness. Play the video game "Hellbender Havoc" which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders.
Help the Hellbender
Rescue efforts are in full force to save the hellbenders as Purdue partners with three Indiana zoos. The North America's largest salamander is in decline nationally and is most vulnerable to predators when young. Dr. Rod Williams, associate professor of wildlife science, is leading this crucial research to raise and release hellbenders back to their habitat.
Record the Earth-Earth Day Soundscape Festival
Celebrate Earth Day by attending the Earth Day Soundscape Festival with live music and dance performances. Become a citizen scientist and record the sounds of Earth.
Plant trees for shade, drawing on strategic planting
Homeowners can make their yards not only more attractive but their homes more energy-efficient by planting the right trees in the right place, a Purdue Extension urban forestry specialist says. Lindsey Purcell said trees create a cooling effect during the hot summer months and allow for passive solar gain - heat directly from the sun after leaves have fallen - during winter months.