The 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day 2013: April 27, 2013
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
It's that time of year again: the frogs are coming out for springtime, and SAVE THE FROGS! supporters around the world are mobilizing for Save The Frogs Day! Here's a quick update on what SAVE THE FROGS! staff is up to for Save The Frogs Day: I head to Colombia in April to speak at five different universities (in Bogota, Ibague, Cali, Medellin and Pamplona) and set up SAVE THE FROGS! Colombia. Michael Starkey will be in Ghana at the same time, giving presentations, training students, and helping to create a SAVE THE FROGS! Travel Abroad program so we can get a consistent stream of university students headed to Ghana to assist with our efforts there. SAVE THE FROGS! Pacific Northwest Coordinator Breanna Binder is busy putting together the Save The Frogs Day 5K Fun Run & Walk in Seattle's beautiful Seward Park. SAVE THE FROGS! Education Coordinator Kathlyn Franco is organizing Save The Frogs Day presentations and a frogging expedition on the UC Santa Cruz campus. We hope you can get involved as well!
If you want awesome eco-friendly frog gear in time for Save The Frogs Day, please avoid postal delays and help us out by ordering as soon as possible...we get super busy in the month of April!
Photo of the endangered Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) courtesy Andy O'Connor
Nature's Path awards us $10,000 to fund our Save The Frogs Day efforts in the USA, Canada and Mexico!
A huge thank you to Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal for awarding SAVE THE FROGS! $10,000 to help us fund the 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 27th, 2013) in North America. This is the first grant we have ever received for our Save The Frogs Day activities! Thanks to all our Facebook supporters (www.facebook.com/savethefrogs) who voted for us and helped us reach #1 in votes, which made us eligible to apply for this award!
Here's what Nature's Path is funding:
-- Event Organizer Packages: (20 Tadpole, 20 Bronze, 15 Silver, 10 Gold; see the section below for details on how to get one for your event)
-- Teleconferences (Webinar + Skype Q&A): for 7 schools (Let us know if you are interested!)
-- Live Presentations: for five schools in person (already claimed!)
-- STF Day Event Coordination & Promotion
-- Electronic Newsletters: 4
-- Graphic Design: 20 Flyers (If your event needs an awesome flyer made, just email us after you register your event)
-- $100 Prize for the Best Save The Frogs Day Followup Video: We love videos, and so do millions of YouTube users! More info coming soon.
-- $100 Prize for the Best Save The Frogs Day Photo: We love photos, so please take great photos at your event! More info coming soon.
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in Coventry, Vermont:
Free educational materials for your Save The Frogs Day event!
If you are organizing a Save The Frogs Day event in Mexico, Canada or the USA, and your event educates youth up to 18 years old, you are eligible to receive a free Save The Frogs Day Organizer Package, courtesy of Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal, from whom we received a large grant. To claim your free package, you must register your Save The Frogs Day event at http://savethefrogs.com/register by March 19th and then email us to inform us you seek a free organizer package and which size package. You must tell us how many participants you expect at your event. We have a limited quantity to distribute, and they take time to ship, so please do not delay. Please register your event AND send us your request for a package by March 19th!!!
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in Chiapas, Mexico:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 Event Photos Now Online!
We have added all the Save The Frogs Day 2012 event photos to:
The 4th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 28, 2012) was the largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the planet's history. Over 200 SAVE THE FROGS! events took place in 39 countries (and 34 states): Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and the United States. Enjoy the photos, and please start planning an event in your community for the 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 27, 2013)!
Save The Frogs Day at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 plating trees in Kissi, Kenya:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in New Hanover, South Africa:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in Sylhet, Bangladesh:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in Kumasi, Ghana:
Save The Frogs Day 2012 in Lubbock, TX -- Cleaning the waterbodies:
New slideshow: Frog Conservation in Australia
Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! Board Member Dr. Jean-Marc Hero for creating this slideshow on amphibian conservation, with an Australian focus. Dr. Hero was my Ph.D. supervisor and set me on the amphibian path nearly a decade ago! Here’s the slideshow!
You can view and download other SAVE THE FROGS! slideshows at www.savethefrogs.com/slideshows
Meet STF! intern Fernando Garcia
"My name is Fernando Garcia and I am a second year student at UC Santa Cruz studying Environmental Studies and Film. Since the days of my youth, I have been fascinated by nature and the wild aspects of the Earth. I decided to join SAVE THE FROGS! because I wanted to make an extra effort towards conservation and preserving the natural beauty of this planet. Though seemingly minuscule, amphibians offer the role of keystone species in countless ecosystems. Take them out of the equation and the entire structure begins to crumble. As a SAVE THE FROGS! intern, I am currently involved in a campaign that seeks to ban Atrazine in the U.S. This pesticide is infamously known to have detrimental effects on many frogs, including turning male frogs into females. In accordance with this objective, I am also working on promoting the International Day of Pesticide Action on October 12th. I also help out running SAVE THE FROGS! informational tables. You can read my February 2013 midterm report to learn more about my internship activities. Feel free to email questions to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a student at a university, there is a high chance that you could actually get credit to be an intern with SAVE THE FROGS!. Learn more at:
Thanks to the students of Santa Cruz High School for painting our canopy!
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"I fully support the mission of Save The Frogs! and will do what I can to continue promoting the activities that you so effectively have created. I especially admire how you are taking the message to communities and nations around the world, and involving young people who - once they understand the crisis that exists in their own country - can contribute their energies to the vision you have been sharing in your travels."
-- Vic Eichler, Ph.D., Three Rivers, Michigan
Thanks for your support!
Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues, thanks!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Santa Cruz, California
Get this awesome SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana shirt at www.savethefrogs.com/shirts and watch my first ever ukelele YouTube video here!