SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center Grand Opening Celebration in Berkeley, California: March 29th, 2014
You are cordially invited to the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center Grand Opening Celebration! Please join me and other frog lovers in Berkeley, California Saturday March 29th for a day of unforgettable frog festivities.
The event is free but your generous donations are highly appreciated. Our frog-filled extravaganza will commence at high noon with a two hour frogging expedition to find and photograph native amphibians in the Berkeley hills. All afternoon at the Education Center we will have presentations about California's native amphibians, local and global conservation issues, and the history and future of SAVE THE FROGS!. There will be activities for kids, including origami frogs and frog art lessons. Our favorite frog art and photos will be framed and on display and available for donations. From 730pm until late we will have amazing live music by myself and some of my most talented musician friends on an array of instruments from around the world. And of course will have our eco-friendly SAVE THE FROGS! merchandise for sale, all proceeds to amphibian conservation. Event walk-in is free but we request you reserve your spot by getting a ticket using the link below.
We're looking forward to seeing you here March 29th!
We strongly encourage you to get a VIP ticket. You deserve it and the frogs need your help! Please help make the Education Center a success. We appreciate and depend on your support. Here are some VIP ticket options for those of you who really love frogs and want to help us save them:
VIP ticket donation
- $100 includes glass of wine or beer; a piece of original frog art (framed); a SAVE THE FROGS! wristband; a signed Story of Save The Frogs book; a SAVE THE FROGS! organic cotton t-shirt; a 5-pack of STF! stickers and a certificate of donation.
- $50 includes glass of wine or beer; a piece of original frog art (framed); a SAVE THE FROGS! wristband; a signed Story of Save The Frogs book and a certificate of donation.
- $20 includes glass of wine or beer; a piece of original frog art (unframed); a SAVE THE FROGS! wristband and a certificate of donation.
See you March 29th at 2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California! More details coming soon on the SAVE THE FROGS! Events page.
You can't attend? Please donate to ensure the Education Center has a solid foundation!
Over 150 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters have contributed to ensure we have funds to build and manage the Education Center. We have raised just over $10,000, a fantastic start, but we are well short of our $50,000 goal. As we put our time into preparing the Education Center, we have less time to devote to fundraising, and that means we need your financial assistance now more than ever to ensure we can pay our bills and fund our programs between now and opening date. Please donate today; it's tax deductible, donating is enjoyable and the frogs will appreciate it. The frogs are depending on you and we await your visit to one of our future events! Thank you!
Education Center update
When we moved in to this space it was run down and ugly. No longer! We've been working hard to turn the place into a colorful, lively frog destination that is ready to educate and inspire the next generation of frog savers.
Save The Frogs Day at the Education Center: April 25 & 26
We will have two full days of frogging expeditions, presentations by amphibian experts, frog art and photo exhibitions, kids activities and live music. Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Last year our supporters held 270 events in at least 30 countries, directly reaching over 17,000 participants. Please get involved and help spread the word so we can make Save The Frogs Day 2014 even more successful!
Go ahead and left-click this image to get a downloadable 8.5x11" inch PDF you can post around town!
Drumming For The Frogs: April 8th, 2014 at the Education Center
Drumming For The Frogs is a worldwide movement inspiring drummers to raise awareness for endangered amphibian species. Regardless of your skill level, please join us at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center for a night of live drumming and lessons. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and other drummers will be on hand to set the beat and give you simple tips to get you Drumming For The Frogs. We will begin with a drum lesson, give a few demonstartions and performances, and end with a group drum jam. $5 suggested donation. 730pm-9pm. 2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702
Jared drumming during the SAVE THE FROGS! Belize Ecotour.
This is grassroots: painting the Education Center
A couple weeks ago we gave the place a major upgrade and saved $2,500 by painting the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center ourselves. Thanks to volunteer Kitty Jones for helping out! We've been building shelves and tables, creating educational displays, hanging posters and art and getting the place ready for its big unveiling. We have not had any construction assistance and nobody at SAVE THE FROGS! has ever run any type of store or school. We're figuring it out as we go and your financial support makes our efforts possible. Most businesses fail within three years; SAVE THE FROGS! is six years in and we look forward to succeeding in this new endeavor and working with you to secure the long-term future of the organization.
The beautiful new walls and floor:
Amphibious life in Berkeley
California had been in the midst of a prolonged drought until seven days of rain arrived earlier this month. That's very good news for the salamanders! This California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) lives in my backyard in Berkeley, CA:
See you March 29th!
A lot more frog news coming soon!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
"Hi there Kerry, I wanted to thank you for your colourful and enthusiastic Save The Frogs initiative. It has helped to spearhead a few of my own Anuran conservation efforts, and is generally a good tool to help people begin to get an understanding of the issues influencing amphibians. Kudos to bringing light and love to the issue!
Best wishes, Kasia Zgurzynski