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Mandy the Mayfly

Mandy the Mayfly has been a frequent guest in Watauga Co. classrooms over the past several years, teaching children the importance of clean waterways. Mandy is now the subject of a 16-page booklet of activities which teaches kids about the biological basics of the High Country’s river systems.

This original High Country based workbook targets students from 3rd through 6th grade. The children’s activity booklet was produced by the Watauga River Partners in collaboration with the Watauga County Cooperative Extension and funding from the High Country Water Media Society, Flanigan and Pipes Land and Commercial Properties, Mast General Store, Brushy Fork Environmental Consulting, Footsloggers, Watauga Riverkeeper, Western NC Alliance, SOS Printing, and MountainKeepers. It includes original illustrations by local artist Carol Hancock.

For more information about the Mandy the Mayfly Children’s Activity Book or to obtain a copy, please contact Wendy Patoprsty at (828) 264-3061 or