4/4 Forty-Four: 44 Minutes For The Frogs!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
It's April 4th (4/4), so I hope you will help me raise $44 for the frogs today. Please ask your friends for $4 and try to raise $44 for frog conservation!
Please register to fundraise; get fundraising tips; and learn more at:
I know you can do it, and here's why it's so important: SAVE THE FROGS! has grown so rapidly over the last five years, and we now have more projects taking place worldwide than we can currently fund. What a brilliant opportunity we have created! All we have to do to save the frogs is raise the money to implement our multitude of projects. I am sure you will agree this is a much better spot to be in than having lots of money but not having a clue what to do with it (e.g. the government!). I've been into environmental conservation long enough to know that the government is not going to save the frogs. Fortunately, I've seen the effectiveness of SAVE THE FROGS' conservation projects and educational efforts, and I am 100% certain that together WE can save the frogs - You and Me! Fundraising is fulfilling and gives you real-world business experience. Plus you will be helping ensure that we have the funds we need to save as many frogs as possible. We have 25 awesome people signed up so far to take part in the 4/4 Forty-Four Fundraising. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to help worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. It's our planet, it's our responsibility, it's our opportunity to do something good for the frogs and for our children's children. If you need some inspiration, just read the letter below, from an 11 year old. If he can do it, you can too! Thank you so much! We can't wait to list your name in the thank you section of www.savethefrogs.com/44 to acknowledge your generous $44 contribution to frog protection!
If you cannot fundraise, please donate $44! We will list your name in the Thank You section of www.savethefrogs.com/44
Letter from an 11-year old fundraiser!
If this kid can do it, you can too!
"Hi, thank you so much for your quick reply. Just to let you know, me and David started collecting money today- one person gave us $5, 2 people could only spare $1, 2 people just gave us like a lot of coins and might of counted wrong and lots of people gave us $4, so we ended up getting $35.20 and that was only less then a third of the houses we're going to(we're spending like the whole day tomorrow as well). We will also give an additional $44 from us(I signed us up under David's name but we agreed that we would do it as a club).
I have also made a flyer for our event(Froggy Fun) and will start passing out(hopefully) tomorrow. I talked about SAVE THE FROGS! day with my boy scout troop and they said I could talk about it this Sunday at the Patrol Leaders Council. They seemed very enthusiastic about it and I explained that I would give them some free stuff and organize everything so that all they had to do was show up. I also told them it counted as service hours. Should the suggested donation to our event be $5?" --TB
SAVE THE FROGS! Wishes Dr. Jane Goodall A Very Happy Birthday!
Dr. Jane Goodall has inspired millions with her dedicated efforts towards wildlife conservation. In October 2011 I was fortunate to meet Dr. Goodall at the Wildlife Conservation Network Expo in San Francisco, CA. Like Dr. Goodall, I am about to conduct my own conservation efforts in Africa as I depart for Ghana to further spread SAVE THE FROGS’ mission of amphibian conservation! Help me carry on Dr. Goodall’s mission of peace and wildlife conservation by donating to fund my upcoming efforts in Ghana:
Thank you and together we can save the frogs of Ghana!
Michael G. Starkey
SAVE THE FROGS! – Advisory Committee Chair, Ecologist
SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh wins grant from Idea Wild
SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh Executive Director Nurul Islam has just won an equipment support grants from Idea Wild. To assist his SAVE THE FROGS! efforts in Bangladesh, Nurul received a digital camera, a projector and two headlamps. The projector will be used to give education presentations for school children, while the camera and headlight will be used for field expeditions. The projector will also be used at our 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day event. You can learn more about our Save The Frogs Day events here. Thanks to Idea Wild for supporting our amphibian conservation efforts in Bangladesh!
SAVE THE FROGS! in Narayit, Mexico
On March 21, 2013, SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Dr. Victor H. Luja gave a presentation on frog conservation to the group “Voluntariado Ambiental Turístico” coordinated by Professor Rafael Gutierrez of the Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit. The event was held in SECTUR (Secrataría de Turismo) offices in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. 30 people attended the talk with great interest to replicate it around the region. Read more about our Mexico efforts at www.savethefrogs.com/mexico
Order your own SAVE THE FROGS! poster at www.savethefrogs.com/posters
Hopping into another frog season with Avalon Theisen
A frog post brought to you by Avalon Theisen, Founder of Conserve It Forward, Inc.
In early 2010, at age 9, I wrote a speech about Save The Frogs Day and shared it with my herpetology class. The SAVE THE FROGS! organization has influenced me so much, and been part of my amphibian conservation efforts, ever since. I have gone on to start my own non-profit organization, Conserve It Forward, Inc. Recently, I was asked if I would like to write for the SAVE THE FROGS! FrogBlog, to regularly update everyone about what I am doing for frogs and amphibian conservation. I am happy to have my first post up, and hope you will read it!
Thanks to Avalon for educating kids and adults about frogs at Tuscawilla Learning Center!
SAVE THE FROGS! 2013 Art Contest is underway!
We are also now welcoming entries to the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest and encourage all artists and schools to get involved. The 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day is April 27th and that’s a great time for classes to make frog art! Win prizes and frog fame, and help us spread the word through your beautiful art!
“My first grade son and several of his friends are rolling out the art contest to their entire school of 645 children. What a great way to get the message out to such a large group of young people. We love what you are doing. I am am so proud of my 1st grade son. His passion and love of frogs and his commitment to spreading the word is inspiring. He had us construct a frog pond in our back yard to do some of his own conservation. This is what learning to love something bigger than yourself is all about.Thank you for your work and time.”
– Brenda Slater, Alexandria, Virginia
Frog Art by Nick Gustafson
More award winning frog art added to site
We have just finished adding another 100 Honorable Mentions to the savethefrogs.com website. You can go look at all the beautiful artwork here:
“Dear Dr Kerry Kriger, Thank you for the update on the 100 Honorable Mentions to the Save The Frogs 2012 Contest. It’s a wonderful news and I’m sure that my students will be extremely happy to know that their artworks are among the 100 Honorable Mentions. We definitely looking forward to this year’s Save The Frog Contest. Together, we can make a change. Thank you.”
– NORRAZILA IDRIS; Visual Art Teacher; Nobel International School, Malaysia
Kennard Hadinata, Age 4, Malaysia
Thanks 4 all your help!
FROG POWER TO YOU!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director, Ecologist
With frog saver Avalon Theisen of Conserve It Forward in 2012.