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. This interactive attraction is roughly 300 square feet and helps educate visitors at all ages about hellbenders, other salamanders and amphibians in general. Built into the exhibit is a video game called "Hellbender Havoc," which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders. "Hellbender Havoc" is also playable online using Chrome or Firefox browsers.
Rental fees do apply for reserving the exhibit. Indiana state and extension professionals, also including Purdue staff, can rent the exhibit for free after paying for shipping. For more information, please check out the Salamander Tale web page, or feel free to take a look at other current exhibits on the Purdue Traveling Exhibit web page. Check out Herbie the Hellbender today and inspire the Herpetologists of tomorrow!
A Salamander Tale - Purdue Agriculture
Purdue Traveling Exhibits - Purdue Agriculture
Help the Hellbender - Purdue Extension
Salamanders of Indiana Book - The Education Store
Hellbender Ecology and Genetics - Indiana Department of Natural Resources