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2011 Events Archive

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January 12th, 2011: Felton, CA

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Visitor Center
The Wild World of Frogs: Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give an hour-long presentation on amphibian conservation to the park's docents.
Open to the public.
Admission is free; donations appreciated.
7:00pm-9:00pm

"Hi Kerry, it was great to have you at the docent meeting last night. Thanks for doing this for our docents, the park system, and the planet. You walked that fine line of doom and gloom and being hopeful and came out ahead! It is never enough to hear about the problems if there are no solutions presented. It was great to see folks walking away from your presentation inspired after getting briefed on the severity of the situation, knowing that they could make a crucial difference. One docent has already told me that they are considering putting a frog pond on their property! So thank you for your time and energy, it is definitely appreciated."
-- Daniel Williford, State Park Interpreter

Antonelli PondJanuary 17th: Santa Cruz, CA

Come join us at Antonelli Pond on MLK Day and help us de-weed and plant native vegetation to improve habitat for endangered California Red-Legged Frogs! We will be there from 9am-12pm and need your help! This will be a great chance to meet other frog lovers in town. Learn more here.

January 20th, 2011: San Francisco, CA

Randall Museum of Natural History
San Francisco Natural History Series
Presentation by Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger
Admission is free; donations appreciated
7:30pm-9:00pm in the Museum Theatre
199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114

Adrian Cotter wrote this excellent short review of Dr. Kriger's presentation.

January 22nd, 2011: Pacifica, CA

San Pedro Valley County Park
Presentation by Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger
In The Visitor Center
600 Oddstad Blvd (at the terminus of Linda Mar Blvd.)
Admission is free; donations appreciated
Open to the public.
7:30pm

"Kerry, you were one of our top presenters--still can't get over your frog imitations. You were so full of energy and love for the naked ones, and your convictions hit everyone hard. For a while at least, and I hope for good, we wanted to go to war for the embattled amphibians. You had some of the best supported rationale for protecting our wild Earth and toning down our sloppy greediness. Thank you! Best always and success of the highest order."
--Carolyn Pankow, Friends of San Pedro Valley County Park

San Pedro Valley Frogs

January 26th, 2011: Online Webinar

Join us for a free online webinar by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger. Anyone with internet access can attend.

How long do frogs live? How many types of frogs are there? What's the difference between a frog and a toad? Why are frogs disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save them? Dr. Kriger answers all these questions and more as he introduces the audience to The Wild World of Frogs. The presentation features many of Dr. Kriger's photos of amphibians from around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM US Pacific Time

January 27th, 2011: Mt. Hermon, CA

The Mt. Hermon Outdoor Science School is hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and his Wild World of Frogs. The presentation will take place in the Ponderosa Lodge at 9:30am. Local biologist Robert Shields will give a presentation on newts and salamanders of Northern California afterwards.
37 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon, CA 95041

February 1st, 2011: Santa Cruz, CA

The Retired Public Employees Association is hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and his Wild World of Frogs. The presentation will take place at 1130am at Peachwood's Steakhouse (555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA 95060).

February 5th, 2011: Felton, CA

The Environmental Committee of the Valley Women's Club is hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and his Wild World of Frogs. The presentation will take place at 10:30am in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park's Visitor Center. The talk is free though admission to the park is $10 per vehicle...so please carpool!

February 12th, 2011: Santa Cruz, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! will be running an informational table at the Natural Bridges Migration Festival from 11am to 4pm. Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation in the Visitor Center at 2pm. Please stop by, say hi, ask us your questions, and pick up some of our cool, eco-friendly, frog merchandise.

"California State Parks invites you to fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive to Natural Bridges State Beach for the annual Migration Festival, a celebration to honor the journey of whales, butterflies, birds, newts and the many creatures that travel. Activities at the
park will focus on the science and wonder of migratory animals from
creatures that travel far including gray whales and monarch
butterflies, to those with an annual journey of less than a mile, like
the California newt."

February 22nd: Davis, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey will be giving a presentation titled "The Amphibian Extinction Crisis: Current issues facing amphibians world-wide and what you can do about it!" for the student chapter of The Wildlife Society at UC Davis. Come learn about what you can do for amphibians around the globe!
Where: Art 217, University of California, Davis
When: 6:10 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.
Free & open to the public

February 24th: Sacramento, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey will be giving a presentation titled "The Amphibian Extinction Crisis: Current issues facing amphibians world-wide and what you can do about it!" for the Field Biology Group at Sacramento State University. Come learn about what you can do for amphibians around the globe!
Where: Humboldt 124, Sacramento State University, Sacramento
When: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Free & open to the public

March 2nd, 2011: Online Webinar

Join us for a free online webinar by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger. Anyone with internet access can attend.

How long do frogs live? How many types of frogs are there? What's the difference between a frog and a toad? Why are frogs disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save them? Dr. Kriger answers all these questions and more as he introduces the audience to the Wild World of Frogs. The presentation features many of Dr. Kriger's photos of amphibians from around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation. You will be able to ask questions via chat, telephone or computer microphone.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM US Pacific Time

REGISTER NOW! Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat here.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the Webinar.

March 3rd: Santa Cruz, CA

Antonelli Pond eventSave The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the UC Santa Cruz Facilities Staff to the Wild World of Frogs. This talk will take place in the UC building immediately adjacent to Antonelli Pond. We will go for a short walk arounf the pond afterwards. The talk is free and open to the public. Talk begins at 12:15pm in the servery at 2300 Delaware Avenue. Go through the lobby, left through the atrium, and straight on to the cafeteria.

March 3rd, 2011: Bozeman, MT

It's Not Easy Being Green: The Amphibian Extinction Crisis
Did you know that nearly 1/3 of the world's amphibian species are on the verge of extinction? Climate change, pollution, disease, habitat loss and other environmental ills are threating even our frog friends in Yellowstone National Park! Join Beth Pratt (SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member & Director of Environmental Affairs for Xanterra Parks and Resorts at Yellowstone) for photos and stories of fascinating frogs from around the world.
Museum of the Rockies, 6 pm
Free with Museum Admission

March 5th, 2011: Watsonville, CA

The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners is hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and his Wild World of Frogs. The presentation will take place at 10:30am in the University of California Cooperative Extension auditorium, located at 1432 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville, CA. There will be a potluck afterwards. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Directions: Take Hwy. 1 to Green Valley Rd. and make a left to Freedom Blvd. Make a right on Freedom Blvd to Crestview Drive. Make a left onto Crestview, and then a left into the second driveway. The auditorium is at the rear center of the parking lot as you are facing it from the driveway.

March 5th: Davenport, CA

Parents and kids are invited to "Newt Night" at the Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center in the beautiful Rancho del Oso State Park. Save The Frogs Founder, Dr. Kerry Kriger, will be giving a presentation on the amazing world of amphibians. Steve Van Zandt of the Banana Slug String Band will entertain us with some songs about newts and amphibian life. There will be some newty refreshments by the fire and we'll see some slides of newts and then go look for them in the dark as they head to the water. To reserve a seat for this free event, call 831-427-2288.
When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

March 6th, 2011: Santa Cruz, CA

Antonelli PondCome join us at Antonelli Pond and help us de-weed and plant native vegetation to improve habitat for endangered California Red-Legged Frogs! We will be there from 1pm-4pm and need your help! This will be a great chance to meet other frog lovers in town. All ages welcome. Learn more here.

March 9th, 2011: Bonny Doon, CA

The Rural Bonny Doon Association will be hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and the Wild World of Frogs. The presentation will take place at 7pm in the Bonny Doon Elementary School's Multi-Purpose Room. Free and open to the public.

March 10th, 2011: Davenport, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a two hour training on amphibian conservation to the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards. The training session will take place at the Swanton Pacific Ranch from 8:15am-10:15am.

March 12th: San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving an hour-long presentation at the National Science Teacher's Association's National Conference. Open to conference attendees.
Where: Marriott San Francisco Marquis, Pacific J
When: 9:30am - 10:30am

"I was very inspired after hearing the talk at the NSTA conference in SF on Sat, 3/12." Joni Gilbertson; Teacher, Fremont, CA

March 25th: Santa Cruz, CA

The Natural Bridges Green Careers High School will be hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and the Wild World of Frogs. The presentation will take place from 10:45am-12:15pm. Open to students, teachers and parents.

March 25th: Santa Cruz, CA

In an effort to make Santa Cruz High School the most frog-friendly high school on Planet Earth, Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce two of the school's art classes to amphibian extinctions and the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest.

March 31st: Mt. Madonna, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the Mt. Madonna School's 6th & 8th grade Spanish classes to the Wild World of Frogs. ¡En español!

April 6th: Santa Cruz, CA

As part of our ongoing efforts to make Santa Cruz the most frog-friendly city on the planet, Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be introducing four Santa Cruz High biology classes to the Wild World of Frogs.

April 9th, 2011: Mt. Madonna, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be the Featured Speaker at the Mt. Madonna School's 5th Annual Summit for the Planet, a festival for eco-living that will take place in honor of Earth Day. Dr. Kriger will introduce the audience to The Wild World of Frogs.

Featuring eco-friendly vendor booths, student exhibits, hands-on learning activities, an eco-carnival, live music and much more, Summit for the Planet is becoming the "green" must-do family event in our area! The festival bring together students, faculty, parents, grandparents, community members, scientists, and other local experts to focus on becoming a part of important environment and stewardship projects. The location of the event on Mount Madonna School's 355 acre forested mountaintop campus overlooking the Monterey Bay provides a supportive and inspirational context in which our learning community thrives.

"Dear Dr. Kriger, your work with SAVE THE FROGS! reflects our focus on hands-on stewardship and commitment. One of our community members, Monique Smith of the Bat Conservancy of Coastal California, recently heard you speak at the Migration Festival, and she has rave reviews of your ability to capture audience attention through a combination of frog noises and interesting information! We are confident that you will educate and inspire festivals attendees in discovering their roles as environmental stewards. We would be honored to have you as a speaker at this exciting event."
--Lara Kilpatrick, Event Organizer

The festival runs from 11am-3pm. Dr. Kriger will take the stage at 12pm.

April 13th: San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the students of the Visitacion Valley Middle School to the Wild World of Frogs. This is part of the SF Tadpole Headstart Program.

April 16th: Santa Cruz, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! will have an info table at the Earth Day Santa Cruz celebration, which will take place on Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 4pm (rain or shine) in the San Lorenzo Park behind the County building.

April 16th: Davis, CA

The University of California, Davis proudly presents the 97th Annual Picnic Day. Picnic Day showcases the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service, and campus life. You, your family and friends are cordially invited to attend this all-day premier event with education and fun for all ages.  SAVE THE FROGS! will have a booth at Picnic Day located on the Mrak Hall lawn, so please stop by and say hello!

Where: The campus of University of California, Davis
When: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free & open to the public

April 18th: Redding, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey will be giving a presentation on the Amphibian Extinction Crisis to the staff at Turtle Bay Exloration Park. Unfortunately this talk is a private event, but we urge you to check out the amazing Turtle Bay and the conservation work that they do!

April 18th: Arcata, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey will be giving a presentation titled "The Amphibian Extinction Crisis: Current issues facing amphibians world-wide and what you can do about it!" for students, faculty, and amphibian lovers alike at Humboldt State University. Come learn about what you can do for amphibians around the globe!

Where: Wildlife and Fisheries Building, Room 258.
When: 5:00 p.m.
Free & open to the public

April 22rd (Earth Day): San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger returns to the California Academy of Sciences for the third straight year, to give three 20-minute presentations, at 11am, 12pm, and 2:30pm. The Academy is located in the Golden Gate Park. Presentation is free, but the Academy entrance is not.

April 23rd (Earth Day Observed): San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger returns to the California Academy of Sciences for the third straight year, to give two 20-minute presentations, at 11am and 2:30pm. The Academy is located in the Golden Gate Park. Presentation is free, but the Academy entrance is not.

April 27th: Bethesda, MD

Join SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and our DC-area supporters for a protest to end frog legs sales at the Bethesda Uncle Julio's Rio Grande restaurant. This high-end Tex-Mex chain contributes to the worldwide extinction of amphibian species by selling frog legs, the trade of which contributes to the depletion of wild frog populations, and the spread of infectious diseases and invasive species. The company has refused to address the issue, never replying to over 2,000 letters our supporters have sent them.

We will be staging a peaceful (but visible!) protest at their Bethesda restaurant on Wednesday April 27th, from 11:30am-2pm. Our summer of 2010 protests at the restaurant were extremely productive and enjoyable!. Please show up and help us educate passersby and patrons about the frog legs trade, and help us keep the pressure on this environmentally irresponsible restaurant chain! This is a kid friendly event. We will have leaflets, you should bring a sign.

Please RSVP here and learn more about frog legs protests here. Directions are here. Any questions, please email: speakup@savethefrogs.com

April 29th: Save The Frogs Day Rallies in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco & Worldwide!

Save The Frogs Day 2010 eventSave The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Join us in Washington DC, New York or San Francisco for a Save The Frogs Day Rally, or find an event in your community. Learn more on the Save The Frogs Day Events webpage. Please consider hosting your own event as well!

dc

May 3rd: Baltimore, MD

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the 1st grade students of the Waverly Elementary School to the Wild World of Frogs.

May 4th: Worldwide, LA Talk Radio

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger returns to LA Talk Radio's Hill & Dale show to discuss the events of Save The Frogs Day 2011 and the path for the year ahead. Broadcast streaming worldwide. Click the Listen Live button on the LA Talk Radio website. 4:30pm US Pacific Time.

May 7th: Fairfax, VA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce kids, their parents and the staff of REI to the Wild World of Frogs. This morning presentation is free and open to the public.
Time: 10:30am
Location: REI, 11950 Grand Commons Ave
Fairfax, VA 22030

May 12th: San Francisco, CA

Randall Museum of Natural History
Hosted by the San Francisco Naturalist Society
Presentation by Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger
199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114
7:30pm; Free and open to the public.

May 14th: Santa Cruz, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! will have an informational booth at the Natural Bridges Spring Fling, 12pm-4pm. Please stop by, say hi, and pick up a cool SAVE THE FROGS! organic cotton t-shirt. More info coming soon. We seek volunteers for this event; please contact us if interested.
Where: Natural Bridges High School: 313 Swift Street (the west side of Santa Cruz). Free and open to the public
--> Note that this is NOT at Natural Bridges State Park!

Save The Frogs

May 18th: San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the K-5 students of the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School to the Wild World of Frogs. This is part of the SF Tadpole Headstart Program.

May 18th: San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the students of the St. Gabriels to the Wild World of Frogs. This is part of the SF Tadpole Headstart Program.

May 19th: Seaside, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger returns to the Ord Terrace Elementary School to introduce the 4th graders to the Wild World of Frogs.

Ord Terrace School

May 25th: San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the K-5 students of the Visitacion Valley Elementary School to the Wild World of Frogs. This is part of the SF Tadpole Headstart Program.

May 27th: Boca Raton, FL

Join us as we protest against the sale of frog legs at Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Restaurant. Uncle Julio's is a chain Tex-Mex restaurant whose owners have never responded to our supporters' 2,000+ letters to them asking them to remove frog legs from their menus. Help us educate their customers and employees, and persuade potential restaurant patrons to eat elsewhere.

Where: Downtown Boca Raton, Mizner Park Area (Just south of the Amphitheater) 449 Plaza Real.
When: Friday May 27th, 2011 at 5:30-7pm
Why: The frog legs trade is a major contributor to the decline and extinction of frog species worldwide.
Who: All ages are welcome.
What You Need: Signs will be provided, but you can always make your own. We will have info cards to distribute. Please bring a camera and take photos.
More info: Contact savethefrogsfl@gmail.com

May 27th: Redwood City, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the K-5 and 6th to 8th grade students of the Clifford Elementary and Middle Schools to the Wild World of Frogs.

Clifford Elementary Redwood City

May 27th: Santa Cruz, CA

The Monterey Bay Koi & Pond Club will be hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and the Wild World of Frogs. The Club meets at 7pm at St. John's Church in Aptos (125 Canterbury Drive, off the State Park Exit of Highway 1). Dr. Kriger will speak from 8pm-8:45pm. This talk will be free and open to the public.

May 31st: Santa Cruz, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the Santa Cruz High School's 10th Grade Biology students to the Wild World of Frogs.

June 1st: Felton, CA

The San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club will be hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and the Wild World of Frogs. Open to any Rotarian. 7:30am at the Mt Hermon Convention Center.

June 1st: Sunnyvale, CA

The Stevens & Permanente Creeks Watershed Council will be hosting Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and the Wild World of Frogs. Free and open to the public.
4:30pm at the Heritage Center, next to the Arboretum on the Sunnyvale Community Center Grounds. Map here.
550 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-2652

June 2nd: Aptos, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the students of the Santa Cruz Montessori School to the Wild World of Frogs.

June 2nd: Felton, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the Honors Biology students of the San Lorenzo Valley High School to the Wild World of Frogs.

June 3rd: Santa Cruz, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a presentation on "Amphibian Conservation in Santa Cruz County & Beyond" to the Leadership Santa Cruz County class. Not open to the public, sorry!

June 8th: Santa Cruz, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce the docents of Natural Bridges State Park to the Wild World of Frogs.

June 8th: Oroville, CA

What's happening to our frogs? Amphibian populations are declining at an alarming rate worldwide. What is causing this? SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey will be giving a presentation entitled "The Amphibian Extinction Crisis: Current issues facing amphibians world-wide and what you can do about it!" at the Lake Oroville Nature Center. Come learn about what you can do for amphibians around the globe!

Lake Oroville Nature Center; 917 Kelly Ridge Road; Oroville, CA 95966; 530-538-2219
7pm; Free & open to the public

June 14th: Pacific Grove, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will introduce 8-12 year olds to the Wild World of Frogs at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This is part of the museum's "Natural Sciences Camp".

June 18th: Mountain View, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a presentation on "Why We Must Save The Frogs!" at the Green Kids Conference at Microsoft's Mountain View Campus. We will have an info table (with cool eco-fiendly merchandise) from 11am-3pm and Dr. Kriger will speak from 12:45pm-1:15pm. This is a free event.

August 23rd, 2011: San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger introduced 30 docents, interns and groundskeepers of the Presidio Trust to the Wild World of Frogs. 2pm-3:30pm

August 28, 2011: San Francisco, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! will run an educational table at the Exploratorium's Color Fair, at the Palace of Fine Arts.

September 9th, 2011: Kpetoe, Volta Region, Ghana

Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger spoke at Kpetoe Middle School, a rural middle school east of Ho, near the Togo border.

Kpetoe Frog Class

Kpetoe Ghana

September 19th, 2011: Kumasi, Ghana

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger delivered an hour-long presentation on frog conservation to the 200 undergraduates in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology's Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana was officially introduced to the public for the first time (to loud applause!) and we announced the formation of the KNUST Chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana.

KNUST Frogs

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum told the students about the status of amphibian research in Ghana:Gilbert Adum

We had an enthusiastic question & answer session:knust frogs

A note from a student who attended the presentation:
"Hi Mr. Kriger, I want to personally express my appreciation to you for the good job you are doing to save humanity and more importantly our environment. I have now an in-depth knowledge about our activities that have the potential to affective other lives around us. I would be glad to play any advocacy role in championing the cause of safe environmental practices that will not endanger any species on planet earth. It takes people like you and your partners to awaken in us the very existence of our being and the crucial role other species play to make our lives worth living. Although I have not yet registered as a member of the Ghana branch of Save The Frogs International, I can proudly say I am a member already! I wish you safe journey every where you go. Once again, congratulations.

Sincerely yours,
Christopher Yaw Dumevi
Department of Silviculture and Forest Management, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology"

September 19th, 2011: Kumasi, Ghana

On the evening of September 19th, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Founders Kerry Kriger and Gilbert Adum went to the KNUST campus radio station Focus 94.3FM and got interviewed about SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana. At the end of the interview Gilbert gave his phone number to listeners so they could call him if they had questions or wanted to help out: 40 people called in the first 24 hours! You can download an mp3 of the interview here.

September 21st, 2011: Oakland, California

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey gave a presentation on frog conservation at the Roots and Shoots International Day of Peace at the Oakland Zoo (sponsored by Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots Foundation) and Cody Howard manned an STF! info table. Here's an article that was written in the Oakland newspaper.

Cody Howard

September 22nd, 2011: Kumasi, Ghana

Logging -- both legal and illegal -- is one of the primary threats to Ghana's wildlife. On September 22nd, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger delivered a presentation on frog conservation to 40 scientists at the Forestry Institute of Ghana (FORIG), the government's largest scientific research organization.

"Hello Kerry, That was a brilliant and informative presentation!"
--Dr. Bright Kankam, Head of Wildlife, FORIG

FORIG Frogs

September 25th, 2011 - Kibi, Ghana

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Founders Kerry Kriger and Gilbert Adum spoke about the importance of frog conservation to the members of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Kibi. Kibi sits at the base of the Atewa Hills, Ghana's most biologically diverse -- and threatened -- wilderness area. The members were very pleased to hear about our plans to create a new national park in their backyard, and train them in new job skills such as beekeeping and mushroom farming, so as to increase their access to food and reduce their need to illegally log the forest and eat the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frogs.

Atewa Frogs

September 29th, 2011 - Kumasi, Ghana

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger gave a presentation to 85 undergraduates, and the inaugural meeting of the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana KNUST Chapter was held.

Kerry Kriger Ghana

October 1st, 2011: San Francisco, CA

Report from SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey:

"Save The Frogs! had the most fortunate opportunity to hold a table at the 10th Annual Wildlife Conservation Network Expo in San Francisco, CA. The conference aims to bring more awareness to conservation efforts around the world. Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall was the keynote speaker. There were many talks about larger, more charismatic species (e.g. Ethiopian wolves, marine mammals, apes, etc), but Save The Frogs! was able bring awareness to the conference attendees about the many threats facing amphibian populations and how amphibians, just like wolves, whales, pandas, etc, need more conservation efforts around the world. It was an incredible experience to be among such great conservationists from around the world and we were able to meet so many other inspirational and interesting individuals.

During the conference, I had a young boy (perhaps 5 or 6) come up to my table with his mother and sister. He explained to me how much he loved his pet frog and wanted all the frogs to be saved. He then left, but soon returned to my table because he wanted to give me a photo of his pet frog. He wanted me to have it so that I would remember him, and his frog. I reassured him that I would and that I would hold his photo close to my heart. He even wanted to take a photo with me (and of course, a photo was taken). Later in the day, I had the amazing opportunity to meet Dr. Jane Goodall. I told her about this experience with the boy and asked her to sign the back of that photo. You see, as I get older and continue my work as an ecologist, activist, conservationist, whatever you want to call what I am... I have noticed that people have started to look up TO ME... Simply, I want to remain humble, and let them know how when I was young... I looked up to her. Teary-eyed, I thanked her for everything."

Michael Starkey
Image of Dr. Jane Goodall and Michael Starkey courtesy of Sharpminds Photography www.sharpminds.net

October 8th, 2011: San Francisco, CA

In an effort to keep the plight of frogs visible to Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be drumming from 1:25-1:55pm at Ms. Ma's Salsa, Drums and Chili Cookoff at Stern Grove's Pine Lake (Vale Avenue and Crestlake Drive) in San Francisco. Come hear live music and let Ms. Ma know how you feel about frogs.

October 13th, 2011: Soquel, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be talking to the 3rd graders of Main Street School about The Wild World of Frogs. Open to students, staff and parents.

Main Street Elementary

October 18th, 2011: Worldwide Radio

Carol Grieve of Food Integrity Now will interview SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger about Atrazine, frog legs, and other issues. You will be able to call in and ask questions. Listen live streaming at 6pm, right here.

October 26th: San Francisco, CA

Students at St. Charles School and Immaculate Conception Academy will be given the opportunity to learn about our fragile planet and how our actions have greatly affected species world-wide. Using amphibians as a model, SAVE THE FROGS! takes students around the world to learn about the threats facing amphibians and what they can do to protect them. The students will learn about the importance of amphibians in ecosystems and what consequences occur when they are removed. They will learn about how amphibians benefit humans, by being bio-indicators, used for medicinal research, and more. They will also learn fascinating facts about amphibian ecology and natural history, including the amazing process of metamorphosis and how some amphibians use poison to deter predators. This is a private event, but if you are interested in having SAVE THE FROGS! at your school, please contacts Michael Starkey at starkey@savethefrogs.com

October 27, 2011: South Lake Tahoe, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! is always seeking new ways to spread our message. On October 27th SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger gave his first ever Skype Presentation on frogs -- in Spanish -- to a 2nd grade class in South Lake Tahoe, CA, 400km away.

Lake Tahoe Frogs

October 28th, 2011: Worldwide Radio

SAVE THE FROGS! Member Francesca D'Alessio will interview Dr. Kerry Kriger on San Francisco's KPOO 89.5 FM radio, live from 7pm to 7:30pm US Pacific Time. Dr. Kriger will also play the blues on bamboo flute. Listen live streaming from anywhere in the world at www.kpoo.com.

October 29th and 30th: Sacramento, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! will host an informational table at the Sacramento Reptile Show on Halloween Weekend. SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give a 30-minute presentation on amphibian conservation each day. Come by, ask us your questions, buy a shirt and become a member! This event is open to the public, but there is an entrance fee. More information can be found online at the Sacramento Reptile Show’s Website.

Saturday Oct 29, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday Oct 30, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

October 30th, 2011: Monterey, CA

The Green Kids Conference has been cancelled, sorry!

November 3rd, 2011: Yosemite, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a presentation on "Protecting Amphibian Populations in California and Beyond" at the National Wildlife Federation's California Advisory Council Meeting.

November 4th, 2011: Santa Clara, CA

Singing For A Greener Tomorrow world music event has chosen SAVE THE FROGS! as one of the environmental nonprofits to which it will donate its money. To have your ENTIRE $10 ticket purchase get donated to SAVE THE FROGS!, please be sure to enter the Coupon Code frogs during checkout! The concert will feature a special guest performance by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger playing classical music from northern India on bansuri (bamboo flute). Order tickets here.

November 8th, 2011: Soquel, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be talking to the 1st to 3rd graders of Mountain Elementary about The Wild World of Frogs. Open to students, staff and parents.

Mountain Elementary Soquel

November 13th, 2011: Berkeley, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! will host an informational table at the 2011 Earth At Risk Conference. Come by, ask us your questions, buy a shirt and become a member!

"Our planet is under serious threat from industrial civilization. We need a serious resistance movement that includes all levels of direct action--action that can match the scale of the problem." Derrick Jensen has been called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement. During this day-long event, Derrick will interview nine people who each hold an impassioned critique of this culture and can offer ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement. Please note this event may contain material that is not appropriate for young children. Parental discretion is advised for teenagers.

Earth At Risk

November 6th, 2011: Santa Cruz, CA

Please join us and help us plant native vegetation at Antonelli Pond to improve the California Red-Legged Frogs' upland habitat. We will be there rain or shine, from 9am to 12pm! Please contact us to RSVP!

November 17th, 2011: Worldwide Students Webinar

Students SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar
Thursday, November 17, 2011
5 PM – 5:45 PM US Pacific Time

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/556132129

This webinar is a strategy session intended for teachers interested in helping SAVE THE FROGS! — though anybody is welcome to attend. The webinar will be hosted by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, who will give a brief summary of our current activities and ways teachers can get involved. Following this recap, we will open the webinar to discussion to get your thoughts on how to increase teacher and student participation in frog conservation. All attendees will be able to ask questions or provide comments (if time allows). After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. We encourage all students to have a look at the Save The Frogs Day and Students For Frogs webpages prior to the webinar.

November 17th, 2011: Worldwide Teachers Webinar

Teachers SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar
Thursday, November 17, 2011
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM US Pacific Time

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/327840072

This webinar is a strategy session intended for teachers interested in helping SAVE THE FROGS! — though anybody is welcome to attend. The webinar will be hosted by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, who will give a brief summary of our current activities and ways teachers can get involved. Following this recap, we will open the webinar to discussion to get your thoughts on how to increase teacher and student participation in frog conservation. All attendees will be able to ask questions or provide comments (if time allows). After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. We encourage all teachers to have a look at the Save The Frogs Day and Teachers For Frogs webpages prior to the webinar.

 

November 29th, 2011: Santa Cruz, CA

In an effort to step up our frog conservation activities in Santa Cruz County, SAVE THE FROGS! will be holding the first of what we hope to be regular, bi-monthly, in-person, SAVE THE FROGS! Strategy Sessions. These are open to the public, all ages welcome (sorry though, no frog calling allowed). Here's the agenda:

-- We will update you on our current Santa Cruz amphibian conservation campaigns and goals.
-- We will give our thoughts on how you can help SAVE THE FROGS! achieve our goals, through volunteering, spreading the word, fundraising, helping out at info tables, etc...
-- We will seek your input on how we can best achieve our goal of making Santa Cruz the most frog-friendly county on the planet.
-- Given time, we can answer any of your amphibious questions.
-- We will have some shirts and other cool eco-friendly merchandise on hand; if you have a specific request, please let me know.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 630pm-730pm (Please show up a few minutes early)
WHERE: Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St. Suite 240, downtown Santa Cruz; If the front door is locked, try the back door!
Please RSVP by writing contact@savethefrogs.com with Santa Cruz in the subject line.

Thanks to Ecology Action for providing the meeting room. See you there!

December 5th: San Francisco, CA

Sharp Park Golf CourseAt long last, the City of San Francisco votes on legislation to protect -- or to continue to destroy -- the Sharp Park Wetlands. The Sharp Park vote takes place at San Francisco's City Hall (Room 250) on December 5th, 2011 immediately following a public hearing on the matter. Please arrive by 10am and be prepared to stay until 2pm. When you arrive, please fill out a comment card so that you can speak for 2-3 minutes in front of the Board (this is your right as an American!). Don't be afraid to speak...all you need to do at a minimum is ask the Board to protect the frogs and vote yes.

December 12th: San Francisco, CA

Save The Frogs Advisory Committee Member Michael Starkey will be giving a brown bag lecture about the amphibian extinction crisis at the San Francisco Zoo. Come learn about what you can do for amphibians around the globe! This presentation will start at 12:30 PM and will be held in the Osher Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center. More information can be found here.

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