Love “Flat Stanley” — that fanciful, storybook, cut–out character who has traveled the nation and the world? Then take a look at Flat Blue — the traveling Blue Goose that will send you skyward, and will be part of the Conserving the Future conference in mid–July in Madison, WI.

You can find Flat Blue online,, where you will see an easy–to–print version of the Blue Goose, the Refuge System’s decades–old symbol of conservation.

Print Flat Blue and take him on an adventure, including your favorite spots on any wildlife refuge. Introduce Flat Blue to your local schools, which can include Flat Blue in their curricula and perhaps take their classes to wildlife refuges to see nature up close, maybe even meet staff. Make sure to take a photo and tell the story of your adventure with Flat Blue. Upload photos to FlickR or your Facebook page. Share stories online: