SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Shirts Have Arrived!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Ninety percent of West Africa's rainforests have been cleared and frog populations there are in trouble. Help SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana power Africa's environmental revolution by ordering these awesome 100% organic cotton t-shirts. All proceeds go to SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana -- the first of what we hope to be many international branches of SAVE THE FROGS!
SAVE THE FROGS! on track for $25,000: Help Us Move Up To $100,000!
SAVE THE FROGS! has reached the Top 20 of the 2011 Chase Community Giving Contest, in which thousands of charities nationwide compete for over three million dollars in prize money. We are currently in 18th place, putting us in good position to win $25,000...but we are still 1,800 votes behind the #5 charity, who will receive $100,000! You must have a Facebook account to vote, but anyone can help spread the word. The contest ends November 22.
Please vote for SAVE THE FROGS! at:
Learn how you can spread the word at:
Free Ghanaian Talking Drum mp3
The talking drum (also known as the dondo) is one of the traditional drums from the Ashanti region of Ghana. It is capable of producing an amazing array of sounds. Anybody who donates, orders merchandise or becomes a member of SAVE THE FROGS! between now and November 30th will get a free mp3 of me playing my brand new talking drum. "Drumming For The Ghanaian and Egyptian Frogs" features me on talking drum accompanied by SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Chris Berry on the Egyptian darabuka. It could be yours...free! You'll be able to download it free from the thank you page after checkout. You'll also get a free mp3 of me and Chris both on electric guitar.
Gift Center: http://savethefrogs.com/gifts
The talking drum story: There's nothing easy about life in Kumasi, Ghana, even for people with full vision. I saw this blind guy throwing down a pretty solid beat on the talking drum near the Central Market in downtown Kumasi. He sounded good. I admired his hard work and his music. I gave him 2 cedis ($1.33)...food for a day. He inspired me to buy this talking drum an hour later from the rasta guy in the picture below.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana in Mongabay
Please read this article about SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana that appeared in Mongabay. Thanks to Jeremy Hance for continually featuring SAVE THE FROGS! work on the Mongabay website.
Help Power Africa's Environmental Revolution
If you haven't yet done so, please take a look at the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana webpage www.savethefrogs.com/ghana to learn all about Ghana's frogs, the threats they face, and how we plan to save them. We need to raise $14,000 for SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana as soon as possible, in order to create the Atewa Hills National Park and save the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog, which survives on only two streams. Please help Power Africa's Environmental Revolution by placing a tax-deductible contribution in the most generous amount you can to SAVE THE FROGS! today. Thanks!
The Bumper Sticker Multi-Pack
The Bumper Sticker Multi-Pack gives you all four awesome SAVE THE FROGS! stickers...including our brand new I Like Frogs & I Vote sticker. Perfect for gifts and for spreading the word!
The 2x10" Green Sticker:
The 2x10" White Sticker:
The 3x5" Classic Sticker:
SAVE THE FROGS! is always seeking new ways to spread our message. On October 27th I gave my first ever Skype presentation on frogs -- in Spanish -- to a 2nd grade class in South Lake Tahoe, CA, 400km away. This is a great way to spread the word to a distant audience and I look forward to talking to more students over Skype.
"Kerry, Thank YOU for taking the time to do the interview with us today! :) That was fun! My kids really enjoyed it. I'm interested in continuing the general conversation about what my kids could do to help save the frogs. It's SO important for kids to learn about this stuff & to create an awareness of so many of the important environmental issues happening around us. It's especially important to teach them when they're young.. as they're the ones who will change the future. Right after we left our interview, we went to a firefighter presentation. The kids were telling the firefighters all about what we had just learned - they really internalize it all. Down to the comment you said that they shouldn't use plastic bottles if they want to help save the frogs. Pretty cool to hear it coming from them." -- Alana Cayabyab, Teacher
"Love it! That is sooo exciting, especially that with our technology, it is easier than ever to connect with more people and spread the knowledge about frogs and their decline. I'm sure 2nd graders love it too... and they usually have great open minds waiting to spark interest such as in ecology and frogs!" -- Courtney Pike; Research Technician at Washington University in St. Louis
Earth At Risk
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey and Volunteer Cody Howard collected petition signatures at last weekend's Earth At Risk Conference at UC Berkeley and helped spread the word about the rapid disappearance of amphibians:
Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!
Enjoy your weekend,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Crossing from Ghana to Ivory Coast (left bank). With your help SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana's message will spread and take hold in Ivory Coast and across the entire African continent.