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SAVE THE FROGS! Academy Classes Announced

Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,

I am pleased to inform you that SAVE THE FROGS! Academy classes start up in full force this Sunday, August 11th. SAVE THE FROGS! Academy is the absolute best way for you to increase your knowledge about amphibians and to make a tangible contribution to worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. I strongly encourage you to attend these free, online classes in which you will learn the ins and outs of our campaigns and educational efforts, and learn many ways that you can take part in our efforts. I have posted class descriptions and registration info further down this email.

-- SAVE THE FROGS! Academy classes will now take place twice weekly, every week.
-- Classes are accessible online from anywhere in the world with internet
-- Classes are 100% FREE, thanks to the extremely generous support of our fantastic donors.
-- Classes are open to frog lovers of all ages and nationalities.
-- You can attend as many or as few classes as you like, without commitment.

SAVE THE FROGS! Academy classes will take place Sundays at 5pm and Wednesdays at 11am (San Francisco time). That means that regardless of your schedule you should be able to attend at least one class per week. We will also be archiving all classes on the SAVE THE FROGS! YouTube Channel, so you can easily catch up on the classes you miss!

www.savethefrogs.com/academy

www.savethefrogs.com/classes

www.savethefrogs.com/events

Ptychohyla legleri - Steven Whitfield

 


August 11th, 2013 (Sunday): Introduction to Amphibian Conservation

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give an introduction to amphibian conservation and discuss his vision of SAVE THE FROGS! Academy. We strongly encourage all frog lovers to attend this class! Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


August 14th, 2013 (Wednesday): Save The Frogs Day Class

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will discuss Save The Frogs Day and how you can take part. If you plan to host a Save The Frogs Day event on the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 26, 2014), you are welcome to tell us about your event! Dr. Kriger will also introduce the International Take A Hike Day (which takes place August 17) and encourage you to take a hike! Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


August 18th, 2013 (Sunday): Atrazine

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and UC Berkeley professor Dr. Tyrone Hayes (one of the world's leading authorities on the effects of Atrazine on amphibians) will give presentations on Atrazine and discuss ways that you can help us get it banned. Please watch this video of Dr. Kriger's 2012 speech at US EPA headquarters for some valuable background. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco time. Register here.

 


August 21st, 2013 (Wednesday): Learn To Fundraise

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will discuss fundraising, and provide ideas for how you can help us raise money to support our worldwide efforts, and how you can raise money to support your own local amphibian conservation efforts. If we want frogs saved, we need money raised, so our movement relies on having a supporter base that is highly capable of raising funds for necessary work. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


August 25th, 2013 (Sunday): The Pet Trade

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will discuss ecological and ethical issues surrounding the amphibian pet trade, and ways we can all work towards reducing the negative impacts of the pet trade. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


August 28th, 2013 (Wednesday): California's Amphibians

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give an introduction to the natural history of California's amphibian fauna. He will discuss threats to the frogs as well as some of our campaigns to protect them. And of course we will give you ideas on how YOU can help. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


September 1st, 2013 (Sunday): University Student Involvement

SAVE THE FROGS! Pacific Northwest Coordinator Breanna Binder will lead a class on increasing university student involvement. We encourage all university-level frog lovers to attend and learn how you can get more frog conservation activity happening at YOUR university. Jordan Winkenbach, President of the SAVE THE FROGS! University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Chapter will join us to tell us about all her chapter's activities. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Free. Register here.

 


September 4th, 2013 (Wednesday): Introduction to Amphibian Conservation in SPANISH (en Español):

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give an introduction to amphibian conservation IN SPANISH (En Español). Amphibians are rapidly disappearing throughout Latin America and we have many supporters in Mexico, Colombia, Panama and throughout Central and South America. Our goal is to empower Latin Americans to protect their amphibian fauna. We encourage all Spanish speakers worldwide to attend, as well as all frog lovers who want to learn, practice or improve their Spanish skills, thereby opening the door to half the western hemisphere. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


September 8th, 2013 (Sunday): Saving Ghana's Frogs

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey, and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum will give presentations on Ghana's amphibians, our work in Ghana, and a discussion on how you can help SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, whether you are in Ghana or living elsewhere in the world. Meets online 5pm-6p San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


September 11th, 2013 (Wednesday): Chytrid Fungus

The chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is the most significant threat to the world's montane amphibian populations. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will discuss his Ph.D. research on the ecology of chytridiomycosis in Eastern Australia and we will discuss ways to address the problem and stop the spread of this deadly disease. You can find a complete list of Dr. Kriger's chytrid publications here. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


September 15th, 2013 (Sunday): How to Organize an Event or Rally

SAVE THE FROGS! Pacific Northwest Coordinator Breanna Binder will teach you how to organize an event or rally for the frogs in your city. Breanna has organized frog legs protests in Virginia and Maryland; a Save The Frogs Day Atrazine Rally at the US EPA in Washington, DC, and two Save the Frogs Day 5K races in Seattle. SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh Executive Director Nurul Islam will also join us to tell us how he organized nationwide Save The Frogs Day rallies throughout Bangladesh in 2012 and 2013. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Free. Register here.

 


September 18th, 2013 (Wednesday): STF! Organizational Structure

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will discuss the organizational structure of SAVE THE FROGS!, how our international and local branches communicate and operate, and how you can successfully set up and organize your own SAVE THE FROGS! branch in YOUR geographic area, whether its your country, state, city, university or school. That means that whether you want to start SAVE THE FROGS! India, SAVE THE FROGS! Pennsylvania, SAVE THE FROGS! Princeton University or the SAVE THE FROGS! Club of Johnson High School, you want to attend! Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


September 22nd, 2013 (Sunday): Dissections

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey, will discuss the ecological and ethical issues surrounding frog dissections, and ways we can all work towards bringing an end to the dissection of frogs in public schools. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

 


September 25th, 2013 (Wednesday): San Francisco's Sharp Park and Invasive Bullfrogs

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Wild Equity Institute Executive Director Brent Plater will discuss our campaign to end San Francisco's illegal killing of endangered California Red-Legged frogs at Sharp Park for the first half hour. Then SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Chris Berry will update us on our efforts to ban the importation of non-native American Bullfrogs into California, and provide ideas on how you can help. Meets online 11am-12pm. Register here.

Frog Wars
Revolutionary Frog Art by Hathaison Gerdprasert

 


The SAVE THE FROGS! Academy Fund

The SAVE THE FROGS! Academy Fund was created to enable us to keep SAVE THE FROGS! Academy affordable and accessible to talented environmental conservationists from around the world as they train at SAVE THE FROGS! Academy. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us increase the number of amphibian conservationists in the world and will yield tangible conservation results that are directly relevant to the SAVE THE FROGS! movement. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, simply donate and then email us asking us to direct your contribution to the fund. If you donate $30 or higher we will acknowledge your generous contribution by adding your name to the Thank You list on the Academy's webpage.

Currently all our online courses are free, thanks to your support! As students progress through SAVE THE FROGS! Academy, we will offer scholarships to the most talented ones so they can receive free supervision on their independent projects. Your donation will make this possible. The more scholarships we are able to award, the more frogs we will save! Students of all nationalities, ethnicities and backgrounds are eligible for the scholarships. 

www.savethefrogs.com/donate

Donate Frogs

 


Thomas Edison and Frog Conservation

Thomas Edison had very little formal education as a child, attending school only for a few months. He went on to register 1,093 successful patents, many of which affect and improve the quality of your life every single day: electric light, motion pictures, and a wide array of telecommunications devices on which this entire SAVE THE FROGS! movement relies. The company Edison founded, General Electric, survives and thrives to this day. You now have far more resources with which to change the world than did Thomas Edison. You now have ALL the resources you need to make a tangible, positive difference. Please make use of them! Saving the frogs and making the world a better place is everybody's responsibility. With your active involvement in SAVE THE FROGS! Academy, we will create a better planet for frogs and humans, and ensure that SAVE THE FROGS! survives and thrives well into the 22nd century. See you online soon!

Jessica Vigna
Frog Art by Jessica Vigna


See you at SAVE THE FROGS! Academy August 11th!

I'm looking forward to teaching you all about frogs and frog conservation, online and perhaps one day in person! Thanks for all your support.

Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist

Caracol
In the Maya Mountains of Belize. We'll have lots of photos and stories from our amazing SAVE THE FROGS! Belize Eco-Tour coming your way soon! Order a SAVE THE FROGS! flag at: www.savethefrogs.com/flags

 


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Frogs are the most threatened group of animals on the planet: nearly 2,000 of the world's amphibian species are threatened with extinction and at least 150 species have entirely disappeared since 1979. SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first and only public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. Your generous financial support makes our work possible!
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