Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
We have a brilliant opportunity to educate tens of thousands of kids about frogs and to introduce them to SAVE THE FROGS! for the first time...but we need your help to make it a reality! The Orlando International Airport has offered us free ad space for ten huge posters (62x48"). These spots normally cost thousands of dollars per month EACH, but all we have to do is pay a one time printing fee of $125 per poster ($1,250 total). Some of the posters we placed in Chicago O'Hare and Denver International three years ago are still up, so there is a high chance these Orlando posters will stay up for years, educating tens of thousands of kids from Florida and around the world. These ads will help us grow our movement, and will no doubt increase the number of frog activists in Florida and around the world, as Orlando is a huge spring break travel destination for families.
Can you please donate $25 or whatever you can afford to help us pay the remaining $850 in printing costs? It's tax-deductible! Thanks to our Florida supporters for raising the first $400 but we still need your help to raise the final $850. Anyone who donates $50 will get their name listed on the www.savethefrogs.com/airports Thank You section...and if you can donate $125, you will know that you single-handedly funded an entire poster at one of the world's most kid-filled airports! Thank you so much!
Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Graphic Designer Alyson Lee for contributing the graphic design. If you seek design assistance, Alyson is for hire and can give you a great design for a great price, to help your business grow. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free mp3: Dr. Kerry Kriger on Santa Cruz Radio
You can download a free mp3 of my 30-minute radio interview from KZSC 88.1FM Santa Cruz Radio.
Learn about dissections, amphibian diseases, pesticides, frog legs and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
SAVE THE FROGS! Academy scholarships available
Thanks to our generous donors, SAVE THE FROGS! has 10 remaining scholarships for the upcoming round of SAVE THE FROGS! Academy classes. If you are motivated, dedicated and want to learn how to save the planet, please apply ASAP after throughly reading through www.savethefrogs.com/academy and www.savethefrogs.com/classes
Thanks and please spread the word!
Frog Art by Hathaison Gerdpraser
What do you hope to learn at SAVE THE FROGS! Academy or gain from the experience?
"I want to learn how to effectively channel my interest and desire to make a difference, into having a tangible impact. I want to learn how to fundraise, write grants that produce results, and be able to make that idealized difference that is so important to me, in terms of conserving frog populations so that future generations can grow to be amazed and fall in love with them as I did. The present trend of elitism towards all other life on the planet is dangerous and extremely short-sighted. We must learn to co-exist, if not for compassionate reasons, then for practical ones of a healthy survival."
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Member and Academy Student Choti Singh
SAVE THE FROGS! at world's largest climate change rally
February 17th, 2013: SAVE THE FROGS! and 80 other environmental organizations rallied with thousands of people in San Francisco for urgent action on climate change. Protesters called on the Obama Administration to do much more to tackle climate change, including rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would bring carbon-heavy tar sands oil from Canada through the U.S. to a world market. The rally in San Francisco was organized in solidarity with the rally in Washington D.C., which gathered over 35,000 people, making it the largest climate march in U.S. history. The impacts of climate change are one of many threats that face amphibians and bring them ever closer to extinction. Amphibians need moist climates to reproduce, and this makes them extremely sensitive to climate change. In order to bring awareness to these threats we marched for the frogs!
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey
These kids take action to save the frogs!
Kaitlyn and Tierra from K&T FrogSpot organized this cleanup of their local pond. Big thanks to these kids for going out and making their community a better place. You can check out K and T Frog Spot here and see what other frog loving activities the they're up to.
Bid now on beautiful award-winning frog art!
We now have 6 amazing art pieces up for sale on Ebay, including our 2012 Grand Prize Winners. Don't let the opportunity to own your very own grand prize winning art pass you by! All proceeds to SAVE THE FROGS! These are great pieces of art!
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Purchase the above two paintings HERE!
Mark Your Calendars!
March 4th, 2013: Walnut Creek, CA
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will be giving a presentation about the amphibian extinction crisis at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. This presentation is open to staff, docents, and volunteers of the Museum.
March 9th and 10th, 2013: San Francisco, CA
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will be giving presentations about amphibian ecology and conservation at the Aquarium of the Bay located on Pier 39's Fisherman's Wharf! Spring forward to the new season and learn all about the wild world of frogs! Presentations start 11 AM and finish until 6 PM. Please visit www.aquariumofthebay.com for more information on entrance fees to the Aquarium. We hope to see you there!
March 19th, 2013: San Francisco, CA
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will be talking to the students of R.L. Stevenson National Blue Ribbon School about The Wild World of Frogs. Open to students, staff and parents.
March 30th, 2013: Davis, CA
Come out to the Davis Farmer's Market and support the efforts of SAVE THE FROGS! and students of the Save Our Salamanders and Frogs Club! We will have a table with educational materials and we will have eco-friendly merchandise available to support our worldwide conservation efforts. The market will be open from 8am-1pm and is located at 4th St, Davis, CA 95616. This event is free to the public.
April 13th, 2013: Sacramento, CA
Join SAVE THE FROGS! at the 23rd Annual Creek Clean-Up and Celebration on Saturday, April 13th. We will have an SAVE THE FROGS! Education Station and a space to make some fabulous frog art! We will also have educational materials as well as fantastic frog gifts for your friends and family. Come out, enjoy the spring weather, and support our amphibian conservation efforts! This event is free to the public and will be held from 11am-2pm at Carmichael Park (5750 Grant Ave Carmichael, CA 95608).
April 27th, 2013: Save The Frogs Day
Please mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day, April 27, 2013. Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Help us reach our 2013 goal of 300 events in 50 countries: please organize an event in your community, and ask your local schools and environmental organizations to take part as well. Please be sure to register your event, no matter how big or small it may be.
June 1st, 2013: San Jose, CA
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give a presentation on "Why We Must Save The Frogs!" at the Green Kids Conference at Microsoft's Mountain View Campus. We will have an info table (with cool eco-friendly merchandise) from 11am-3:30pm and Mr. Starkey will speak from 1:45pm-2:15pm. This is a free event.
July 21st to 30th, 2013: Belize Eco-Tour
You are cordially invited to join SAVE THE FROGS! on a 10-day eco-tour of Belize July 11th through July 20th, 2013! Belize is a wonderful little country located east of Guatemala and nestled beneath the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Like many countries in Central America, Belize is a hotspot of biodiversity. Belize is home to 37 amphibian species, as well as an array of bats, birds, lizards, corals and other amazing wildlife. The trip will be led by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger; SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey; and Sacramento City College Biology Professor Dave Wyatt -- who has been leading Belize eco-tours for 7 years! We will also be accompanied by Mayan naturalists and field guides.
August 17th, 2013: International Take A Hike Day
Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, the goal of the International Take A Hike Day is to get people outside! When people love nature they are much more willing to protect nature. But as habitats get destroyed and technology consumes more of our time, the disconnect between people and nature grows. In the 21st century, making sure we spend time outdoors is more important than ever...plus hiking is enjoyable and healthy! So please mark your calendar for the 1st Annual International Take A Hike Day! All you have to do to take part is go for a hike or spend some time in the great outdoors. You'll reconnect with your roots and remember what is at stake if we don't act quickly to protect nature and wildlife. We encourage all hiking and wildlife groups to arrange hikes on August 17th and spread the word about the International Take A Hike Day. Don't worry if you don't have a local group, just go for a hike by yourself or with some friends and family. Stay tuned for more details!
October 12, 2013: International Day of Pesticide Action
Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, the goal of the International Day of Pesticide Action is to raise global awareness of the threats to wildlife and humans caused by society's ever-increasing use of harmful pesticides. There are over 18,000 registered pesticides in the USA, and over a billion kilos of pesticides are sprayed worldwide annually. Pesticides contaminate our tap water and food supplies, poison our streams, and cause health problems for aquatic wildlife as well as farmworkers and millions of humans living near agricultural areas. SAVE THE FROGS! is organizing a rally in Washington, DC to call on the United States government to issue an immediate federal ban on the use and production of Atrazine, one of the world's most harmful pesticides. Please join us in DC or hold an educational event in your school or community!
Thanks for your support!
We couldn't be here saving the frogs without you!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist