Introducing The Build A Frog Pond Contest!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Habitat destruction is the number one cause of amphibian extinctions worldwide. Fortunately, homeowners and schools can help create new habitat for frogs! Building a backyard frog pond is a great way to give your local frog populations a boost.
The SAVE THE FROGS! Build A Frog Pond Contest invites schools and homeowners to build frog ponds on their property and document the project and its successes through video, photos and stories, which will be posted online to educate and inspire others to do the same. With your help we can cover the globe with frog habitat and fill the night air with the soothing sounds of frog calls. And of course there are great prizes for the winning school and the winning homeowner!!! The contest closes May 15, 2011, so start digging! Good luck!
Brand New Webpage for Scientists!
Scientists can help SAVE THE FROGS! We've added a thorough list of ideas to our brand new Scientists For Frogs webpage. Please be sure to forward the URL (and this newsletter) to your colleagues and grad students!
The endangered Gastrotheca cornuta from Panama.
Brand New Webpage on Ranaviruses
You may have thought that chytridiomycosis was the only disease amphibians have to worry about...not so! Ranaviruses have been causing amphibian populations trouble for decades. Learn all about Ranaviruses on this brand new SAVE THE FROGS! webpage, created courtesy of Dr. Amanda Duffus.
Breanna's Run For The Frogs
On October 16th, long-time SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Breanna Binder will run the 26.2 mile Baltimore Marathon in hopes of raising awareness about amphibian conservation and environmental education. Breanna's goal is to raise $500 dollars for SAVE THE FROGS!
"I’m asking you to make a generous, tax-deductible donation to enable our future generations the chance to become informed citizens. Thank you for your support!"
Breanna has already raised $115 for SAVE THE FROGS!
Can you donate $26 and help her reach her goal?
SAVE THE FROGS! on Martha Stewart Radio
On Save The Frogs Day, I was a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio (Sirius 112/XM 157). Maggie Mistal, host of “Making a Living with Maggie" interviewed me about ways to focus one's career on a cause or passion. CNN has called Maggie one of the nation's best known career coaches.
SAVE THE FROGS! is powered by volunteers, and we have lots of ideas on ways anybody can help out! Please have a look at our newly updated Volunteers Page, complete with job descriptions and ideas on how anybody can help out. Whether you're 7 or 70; a teacher, website developer, businessman, marketer, scientist, filmmaker, event coordinator,
publicist, graphic designer or couch potato; whether you're into education, outreach, advocacy, research, business, or helping out in the office, we can find a way for you to help out!
Saving The Frogs in Sacramento
SAVE THE FROGS! added a touch of amphibia to the Sacramento Reptile Show two weekends ago. Thanks to all the people who came by our table and saw my presentation!
And thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteers Michael and Brijesh...
That's me teaching the crowd how to SAVE THE FROGS!
A little fan...
Four new supporters in their awesome 100% organic cotton t-shirts.
Frog Artist of the Week
Congratulations to 13 year old Elizabeth Tsang, our Frog Artist of the Week! Remember that the 2nd Annual SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest ends October 15th, so please submit your coolest frog art soon!
Thanks for your support!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist