Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Yesterday I gave my 31st presentation of the year. This week I've educated the 4th graders of Rosa Parks Elementary School in Berkeley; the Kiwanis Club of Walnut Creek; and the docents of the Conservatory of Flowers in San Franciso's Golden Gate Park. I hope you can join me tonight at 630pm at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center for my 268th SAVE THE FROGS! presentation. I've also been working on raising $61,616 so that we can build the 15 wetlands I designed last month. Unfortunately my email introducing the initiative only raised $300, which as you can imagine is not enough to build 15 wetlands, let alone one. Do you think that restoring our planet's damaged ecosystems is important? Or do you prefer a trashed planet with extinct animals relegated to the dreary halls of museums, on display in jars of formaldehyde? If you prefer wetlands with frogs, and schools with kids who are educated about the value of wildlife, please consider placing a donation to SAVE THE FROGS! right now. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS! Thank you!
Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Please post this How To Help flyer around town
The best way to fix a problem is to make sure people know that a problem exists and then to give them concrete steps on how they can help out. Please help educate your community by posting these flyers at your school, office, or on a local grocery store's bulletin board. Just left-click on the image and a PDF will open in a separate window (otherwise right-click to download). Try to print them in color if possible! The flyer is 8.5 x11". You can also right-click to save the image and post it on your website (please link back to our site!). Thanks for spreading the word!
SAVE THE FROGS! Berkeley stickers now available
Whether or not you live in Berkeley, this is a cool sticker, featuring the Southern Orange-eyed Treefrog! Available for the first time over the internet, please order one and help spread the word. Stickers are 3x5" and all proceeds go directly to our frog conservation programs.
Music Classes For Kids at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center
Music clears the mind and promotes creativity. I conceived many of our most successful frog conservation programs and strategies while playing music, so I am pleased to announce that multi-instrumentalist Aharon Wheels Bolsta has officially begun teaching music classes for kids at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley! These are fun classes in which parents and kids learn rhythms and songs from around the world in a relaxing frog-themed environment. We welcome kids from 9 months to 4 years old. Your first class is free! Watch a video of Aharon teaching at SAVE THE FROGS! here. Please forward this message to Bay Area parents you know and help us spread the word of SAVE THE FROGS! and these excellent music classes. The class schedule is:
Monday June 16th from 9am-10am
Monday June 23rd from 9am-10am
Saturday June 28th from 10am-12pm (Open House)
Monday June 30th from 9am-10am
Meet The Teacher: Multi-Instrumentalist Aharon Wheels Bolsta
I first met Aharon Wheels Bolsta while studying classical music of northern India at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, CA in 1997 and we have been playing music together ever since. Aharon is a professional musician based in the Bay Area and trained in Indian tabla (hand drums) and many styles of music and instruments. He has traveled the world studying and performing music. Aharon has taught music classes in elementary schools and music camps and led workshops for youths, adults and seniors around the country and internationally. Now he is offering the opportunity for younger children and their families to enjoy a range of music that gives both children and adults new insights into the music of the world while learning the building blocks of musical improvisation and creative use of the voice. The class is an Aharon ("Mr. Wheels" to the kids) version of "Music Together" that is based in a strong foundation of the exciting rhythms and melodies from India, West Africa, the Middle East, Brazil, the Balkans, and, of course, the Balinese Kecak monkey chant. Aharon emphasizes vocal percussion and drum language, body percussion, and vocal improvisation. There will also be a smattering of children's songs from around the world and, in some classes, a chance to play weird percussion, drums, flutes, whistles and thumb pianos. There are always tabla and other percussion for kids to try.
Amazon will donate to SAVE THE FROGS when you shop at Amazon Smile: here's how to set it up!
Do you shop with Amazon? Great! please go to http://savethefrogs.com/amazon and choose SAVE THE FROGS! as your favorite charity. Make a purchase between now and June 15th and Amazon will donate $5 to SAVE THE FROGS!. Shop any other time and they will donate 0.5% of your purchase to SAVE THE FROGS!
Thank you for your support!
See you tonight at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
This is me and and wetland construction expert Tom Biebighauser standing on top of what will one day, with your financial support, be a wetland in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park.