Upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! events in Santa Cruz
I hope you are enjoying your Santa Cruz summer and that you can join me at one of our upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! events listed below. It's great to have Santa Cruz as SAVE THE FROGS! World Headquarters. Right now we are developing projects to (1) get UC Santa Cruz undergrads removing non-native fish from mountain yellow-legged frog habitat; (2) educate inmates at Watsonville's Rountree Jail about amphibians and incorporate them into the Watsonville Wetlands Watch's habitat restoration projects; (3) educate our county's citizens about the highly endangered Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander and ways they can protect the species. These in addition to our numerous projects across the nation and around the world.
To save the frogs, we need your financial support! We our currently $925 towards our goal of raising $5,000 by Tuesday August 28th. Please place the most generous tax-deductible contribution you can afford and help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000!!! Thanks!
SAVE THE FROGS! Art Fundraiser: Friday September 7th
You are invited to the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Art Fundraiser, which will feature over 250 pieces of the greatest frog art ever created! The Art Fundraiser will take place at Art du Jour in downtown Santa Cruz September 7th, 2012 from 5pm-9pm. We will be auctioning off amazing frog art from around the world to raise funds for our amphibian conservation efforts. Former Mayor of Santa Cruz Mike Rotkin will be in attendance as the Guest of Honor. I will give a presentation on frogs suitable for kids and adults. Rob Court of the Scribbles Institute will be giving free frog drawing lessons. The Central Coast Herpetological Society will have live frogs that will be on display for your educational pleasure. Driscoll's is donating organic berries. We'll have wine and live music. It will be a great day in frog history!
Most of the art was submitted to us through the first three years of our SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, which last year received over 2,231 entries from 31 countries. What you'll be seeing is the best of the best! This event will be fun and educational, so please bring some friends and help us out by spreading the word. And please support our work by buying your favorite piece of frog art at the event!
Please reserve your spot in advance, thanks!
We need your financial assistance to put on this event and to raise funds for our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Please become a VIP! Just donate $35 or more before September 7th, and we will give you a FREE piece of unframed 100% original frog art, as well as a glass of wine (21+) and a SAVE THE FROGS! wristband. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Order VIP Tickets here.
Not ready to become a VIP? No problem!
Reserve your spot with a free ticket.
And remember that donations at the door are greatly appreciated!
This painting by Frank Beifus has hung on the walls of SAVE THE FROGS! World Headquarters for over 2 years. On September 7th, you'll have the chance to make it yours!
Learn to Draw Frogs! - October 13th, 2012
Ever wanted to learn how to draw frogs? Then come to the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Drawing Class and learn from master artist Rob Court, founder of The Scribbles Institute. The class will be held from 1pm - 3pm and limited to 10 people so that everyone can get individualized attention. The course fee is $40 per student, of which the The Scribbles Institute is generously donating 50% to SAVE THE FROGS!. Ages 6 through adult our welcome, though children 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent. This will be a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon, and SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be taking the class with you! Email us if you wish to attend.
Where: The Scribbles Institute is located in the Old Sash Mill just a few minutes from downtown Santa Cruz. 303 Potrero #59, Santa Cruz, California 95060. (Phone 831-421-0774). It's just to the left of Storrs Winery.
Drink More Beer, Save More Frogs: November 8th, 2012
Do you like beer? Do you like frogs? Great, so do we! Thank you to the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery for featuring SAVE THE FROGS! as their designated nonprofit for this edition of Thank You Thursday! One dollar per pint of their tasty 100% organic brews will get donated to SAVE THE FROGS! to fund our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. So come join me and meet lots of fellow Santa Cruz supporters: drink more beer, save more frogs!
The brewery is located on the west side at 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. (831) 425-4900. We'll be there at 5:30pm onwards!
Spread The Word - Post These Flyers
Please help out by printing and posting these flyers. Just right-click the images to download the PDFs. Please also post the jpegs on your website or social networking pages.
Volunteer at the Art Fundraiser
Want to help out before the event, or on the day of the event? If so, please fill out the volunteer application form and specify that you'd like to assist with the art fundraiser!
Frog Art from Romania by Ana-Maria Maximencu
Please help us raise $5,000 by Tuesday August 28th!
We can't fix one of the most significant environmental problems our planet has ever faced on our current annual budget of $120,000. Our incredibly talented staff and volunteers want to get these projects done; we need YOUR support to make this all happen. We know how to save the frogs...we just need your financial support.
Please place the most generous tax-deductible contribution you can afford and help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000 by August 28th!!! Thanks!
See you September 7th!
Thanks for all your support,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Speaking at the 7th World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver August 13th.