Save The Frogs Day Fund: Final Day To Contribute!
Today is the final date to contribute to this year's Save The Frogs Day fund, so I urge you to donate and help fund the environmental revolution. So far 107 people have contributed a total of $6,269 for the Save The Frogs Day educational events we have planned in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines and Tanzania. We are still about $10,000 short of our goal so your assistance is extremely important and greatly appreciated. I look forward to sending you photos of these groups' Save The Frogs Day successes, made possible through the generosity of frog lovers like you! As always, everyone who donates $50 or more will get their name listed on the Thank You section of the 2014 Save The Frogs Day webpage, commemorating your gift and helping to inspire other environmentally-aware citizens for years to come.
Donate by phone at 1-877-75-FROGS
This fundraising drive ends tody because I have to get the funds to the event organizers in plenty of time for their events, and we have many other projects that we also need to fundraise for, especially our brand new SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center and all the great programs we have planned here, starting with ourt Grand Opening Celebration tomorrow! Please donate and ask your friends to help out as well. If you can't donate in time, no problem: please still donate it and we will direct it towards othewr imprtant frog conservation programs. Thank you!
Save The Frogs Day 2009 in Madagascar
Peter Henry Warny Award for Amphibian Conservation goes to the SAVE THE FROGS! University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Chapter
SAVE THE FROGS! is pleased to award the undergraduates of the SAVE THE FROGS! University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Chapter with the 2014 Peter Henry Warny Award for Amphibian Conservation in the amount of $1,500. These dedicated students have been educating their fellow University of Wisconsin students and the greater Stevens Point community about frogs since 2012 and this award will enable them to increase their efforts. UWSP has one of the largest populations of natural resource students in the nation, and was just recently placed on Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for the third year in a row. We are happy to have such dedicated students on board with our cause, and thankful for donations like this that make all our work possible. This award is In loving memory of Peter Henry Warny (November 17, 1989 - June 8, 2013), a frog lover and great guy. We hope that Peter's memory lives far into the future and saves many frogs through this award.
Peter Henry Warny
Meet the SAVE THE FROGS! University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Chapter
SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP is the USA's first official university chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!. Founded in 2012 and based at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), our mission is to protect the campus' amphibian populations, to educate Wisconsin citizens about amphibians, and to support the broader efforts of SAVE THE FROGS!. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and see our website: www.savethefrogs.com/uwsp
We have had many events, including educating local schools, building ponds, organizing Save The Frogs Day benefit concerts, and running informational tables at our university. Starting with just a field of invasive quack grass, we dug a pond, lined it with environmentally safe clay, planted some native aquatic plants to give frogs cover, and filled it with water. Just a few months later, and we are already seeing frogs utilizing our pond.
We also take people out looking for frogs:
We visit schools:
Have great Save The Frogs Day events:
The environmental revolution is in full swing in Wisconsin, thank you for your support!
Detecting the Chytrid Fungus with qPCR
During my Ph.D. research in Australia, I tested about 3,000 frogs for chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis). I created the webpage www.savethefrogs.com/qpcr in order to spread my knowledge of amphibian disease detection techniques. Since 2008, the materials on this webpage have been downloaded by scientists from at least 39 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, italy, Japan, México, Nepal, Netherlands, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Maarten, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the USA. Go have a look and learn all about qPCR:
SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center Grand Opening Celebration is this weekend!
Please join us at the brand new SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center Saturday March 29th in Berkeley for presentations, live music, frog art and lots of awesome frog-friendly people at this froggy fiesta!
Please RSVP here!
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.
12pm - 2pm Frogging Expedition (directions below)
3pm - 330p Presentation: Dr. Kerry Kriger
4pm - 430p Presentation: Michael Starkey
5pm - 530p Presentation: Dr. Sarah Kupferberg
6pm - 630pm Presentation: Dr. Kerry Kriger
7pm - 730p Socialize/Raffle/Announcements etc
730p onwards: Live music with Kerry Kriger, Chris Berry and friends
Details for the frogging expedition:
Meet us at 12pm sharp at the east end of the parking lot on Centennial Drive (near the corner of Stadium Rim Way and the UC Berkeley Strawberry Softball Field). We will meet at the east end of the parking lot and then shuttle you to the Strawberry Canyon trailhead. The parking lot has pay parking, or you can find free parking in the residential area near 5 Canyon Rd, Berkeley, CA 94704. If you are lost, please contact Michael Starkey at 916-206-8462. Please be on time. We will be in search of salamanders and will leave at 12pm sharp.
See you at the SAVE THE FROGS Education Center!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist