Saving The Frogs in Berkeley, California
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
I am excited to be sending you this newsletter from the top floor of our brand new SAVE THE FROGS! World Headquarters in Berkeley, California. Michael Starkey and I are working diligently to turn the downstairs area into the world's premiere amphibian education center: the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center, which we will be opening to the public in February. I know we are going to take Berkeley by storm because passersby keep peering in the window to see what this is all about! A huge thank you to the 123 amazing donors who have contributed a total of $8,504 to fund the Education Center. We would love your support to help us reach our goal of $50,000 to fund the initial construction and the first year of operations. Any donation amount is welcome; if you donate $50 or more by February 1st we will list your name in the Education Center webpage's thank you section. Please donate at:
We are also seeking interns and volunteers to help us here in the office, so please spread the word to any dedicated frog lovers who have some time to devote to frog conservation.
Our December 13th open house was a huge success! We can't wait to be open all the time!
Practice your photography skills in Belize
If you like photography, adventure, wildlife, rainforest, coral reefs, biology, interesting people and unforgettable experiences, i highly recommend you join SAVE THE FROGS! in Belize June 19th-June 28th! If you like saving money, I highly recommend you sign up fast to take advantage of early-bird rates! If you'd like to talk to any of last year's participants to get a first-hand account, let us know!
STOP! DON'T FRY THAT FROG!
The Daytona News-Journal recently printed an account of a casual meal at an Old Florida style restaurant. Everything about it sounded appealing — the sunset, the water, the atmosphere —until the part where diners were munching on frogs’ legs. Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! Supporters Sandra Walters for getting this letter of hers published in the January 12, 2014 edition of the Daytona News-Journal and helping raise awareness of the relationship between frog legs and frog extinctions! Learn more about frog legs on our frog legs webpage!
Frog art by Lim Shaun Pen, Age 9, Malaysia
Frog art by Aisyah Nasywa Ula, Age 7, Indonesia
Troy High School in Fullerton, California gets frogged
Last week I gave four presentations on "Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century", to Troy High School's AP Environmental Science Classes and their Environmental Club. Thanks to Sarah Levin for organizing the events, Sara Velarde for hosting them, 2010 SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest Grand Prize Winner Isabel Johnson for getting her school involved in amphibian conservation, and all the students for being interested in environmental conservation.
"Kerry, Thank you very much for making the effort to reach our students at Troy High School. You had such great information to share and with such enthusiasm. I hope we can have some students take another step in writing a letter or supporting your organization. I will do my best to spread the word through my teaching of Biology and AP Environmental Science."
-- Sara Velarde
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a digital SLR camera
SAVE THE FROGS! makes significant use out of high quality photos, at our events and in the field, in order to spread our message of amphibian conservation. To get that perfect shot we seek a Digital SLR Camera. We'd love a Nikon D5300: can you donate one of these cameras to SAVE THE FROGS? Alternatively, do you have a digital SLR camera that is slightly used, but still takes high-quality photos? We would put it to good use! If you can donate your camera to SAVE THE FROGS! then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!
Hyperolius concolor, Ghana
Pura Vida SAVE THE FROGS! Wristbands
The SAVE THE FROGS! Pura Vida Bracelet is a brand new addition to the Enviro-Causes Line of Pura Vida Bracelets' Charity Collection. Every bracelet purchased also helps provide jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica and Pura Vida donates a portion of the proceeds to our amphibian conservation efforts. Get yours today! Order your bracelet directly from Pura Vida Bracelets:
Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
A lot more frog news coming soon!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
In Belize, 2013 www.savethefrogs.com/belize2013
"Hi Kerry, have you ever read a small paperback called, The Man Who Planted Trees? I thought of you when I read this book partly because of how I think of you, one person, caring so strongly about the health of our earth; not just talking about the importance of that but actually doing something everyday to help the planet. I imagine you will do this your entire life - protecting flora and fauna, rebuilding habitats, encouraging education to assist nature and eliminate toxic substances and ruinous human behaviors. Thank you for all that you do and here's to advancing amphibian, reptile and more of Earth's health in 2014!"