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Victories on the Race To Stop Dissections

Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,

Frog dissections are unethical and unnecessary. As excellent digital dissection alternatives exist, SAVE THE FROGS! is working to get frog dissections out of all US public schools by 2014. I am pleased to announce some major progress in this campaign, which we launched only 8 months ago. Please speak to your local teachers and ask them to stop dissecting frogs: it's a simple way to help SAVE THE FROGS!


Nine Schools Drop Their Dissection Programs

Congratulations to these schools who recently accepted our challenge to discontinue all animal dissections in their school (not just frogs!) for a minimum of a 5-year period:

Rancho Verde High School in Moreno, CA
Aviva High School in Los Angeles, CA
Southwestern Academy in San Marino, CA
Woodside School in Woodside, CA
Valley High School in North Hills, CA
Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside, CA
Glendale Adventist Elementary in Glendale, CA
The Carleton Project in Presque Isle, ME
Central High School in Los Angeles, CA

Each school wins a free full-site license of the Digital Frog 2.5 virtual dissection software. Find out how your school can win the free software here. Thanks to our Race To Stop Dissections partner the Animal Welfare Institute for donating the software.

Learn all about frog dissections here!
Dissection


Campaign Against Dissections Making Worldwide News

When 10 schools dropped their dissection programs earlier this summer, the story got picked up by the Associated Press and appeared on ABC-7 TV San Francisco, ABC15 TV Phoenix, NBC-8 TV Santa Cruz, ABCnews.com, Time.com, Forbes.com, WashingtonPost.com and in the Riverside Press-Enterprise. Read all these stories here. It's great to be getting this valuable publicity for the frogs, and making people question their long-held (yet flawed!) beliefs.

Watch this SAVE THE FROGS! piece from ABC-7 TV San Francisco:

 


Get FREE digital dissection software for your school!

Get FREE Digital Frog 2.5 software for your school! In coordination with the Animal Welfare Institute and Digital Frog International, we are offering a free Full Site License of the Digital Frog 2.5 software (valued at $884) to ANY school in the USA that agrees to abandon their animal dissection programs for a 5-year period. To receive the free software, please have the relevant member of your school's faculty sign and send in this contract. We only have 15 more licenses to give away...first come, first served, so please get your local schools on board!


Art by Siddhartha Chakraborty 14, India


Dissection Flyer To Post At Schools

Please post this flyer at your school; right-click to get the 8.5x11" PDF...or post the jpeg on your website!

Dissection Flyer
Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Graphic Designer Loretta Valdez for making this poster!


SAVE THE FROGS! in Chicago O'Hare Int'l Airport

SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter Karen Manasco recently sighted this poster up in Chicago O'Hare...one of the world's busiest airports. In 2009, thanks to ClearChannel, we got free ad space in 5 major airports to highlight the effect of climate change on the world's amphibians as part of the International Day of Climate Action. It's great to see the 6 foot long poster still up! Thanks to all our supporters who helped us pay the printing costs: hundreds of thousands of people have now seen this poster! Learn more about climate change and frogs at:

www.savethefrogs.com/climate

Climate Frogs


Avalon Theisen: August 2011 Student of the Month!

Congratulations to 10-year old Avalon Theisen, the SAVE THE FROGS! August 2011 Student of the Month. Avalon is doing great things for the frogs. Avalon won our Nate The Newt Amphibian Conservation earlier this year and more recently won Action for Nature's International Eco-Hero Award. Today her efforts were featured on the front page of her local newspaper, helping to educate thousands in her community about the plight of amphibians. Keep up the great work Avalon!

Avalon Frogs

Please check out the Students For Frogs webpage!


SAVE THE FROGS! Postcards Now Available

This brand new Postcard Variety Pack is a set of five 4x6" postcards featuring amazing frog images by myself and SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Jason Ayres. Postcards are printed on recycled paper. They look great on your refrigerator and are a fantastic way to spread the word about our work.

Order a set of postcards here!

Cascade Treefrog litoria pearsoniana postcard
Cascade Treefrog (Litoria pearsoniana)

Australian Lacelid Nyctimistes postcard
Australian Lacelid (Nyctimistes dayi)

Litoria chloris treefrog postcard
Southern Orange-eyed Treefrog (Litoria chloris)

Dendrobates tinctorius poison dart frog postcard
Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius): Photo by J. Ayres

Litoria peronii emerald-spotted treefrog postcard
Emerald-Spotted Treefrog (Litoria pearsoniana)

Order a set of postcards here!


A Simple Way To Spread The Word

One of the easiest ways to sread the word and to help SAVE THE FROGS! is to add www.savethefrogs.com to your email's automated signature area.

You can also add:
Save The Frogs Day - April 28th, 2012
www.savethefrogs.com/day

Thanks!


Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist

Eco-Rico
With Eco-Rico at the inaugural Green Kids Conference, held at Microsoft's Mountain View campus in June. I will return to the Green Kids Conference to speak about frogs this October 30th in Monterey, CA.


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