SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger gave presentations on "Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century" to the students of Carson Elementary School.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be presenting at the California Nevada Amphibians Population Task Force meeting in Beatty, NV. Dr. Kriger will discuss "Opportunities for scientists, politicians and government agencies to protect California's declining amphibian populations".
Here is the abstract of Dr. Kriger's presentation:
California's amphibians continue to decline in numbers even though most of the threats they face are well understood. Federal, state and local governments have been slow to enact legislation to protect amphibians and until they do we should expect amphibian population declines to continue. Thus it is imperative that governments work rapidly to implement necessary legal measures and equally imperative that scientists take a more active role in the political process. A paradigm shift is needed in the scientific community to ensure that scientists view the publication of their research as a step along the path towards the implementation of measures needed to protect wildlife, rather than an endpoint that enables them to begin their next study. In my presentation I will detail SAVE THE FROGS! efforts to: (1) enact a statewide ban on the importation of live American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) into California; (2) enact a federal ban on the use and production of the harmful pesticide Atrazine; (3) ensure the USFWS provides endangered species status and critical habitat to the Rana sierra, Rana muscosa and Bufo canorus; (4) ensure the National Park Service removes non-native fish from over 60 waterbodies in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; (5) prevent the California State Parks' planned conversion of Tesla Park into an off-road vehicle recreation area; and (6) prevent the City of San Francisco from draining the Sharp Park Wetlands and otherwise killing and endangering the federally protected wildlife that lives there.
CANCELLED DUE TO TRAVEL ISSUES!
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey gave presentations on "Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century" and "Amphibians of California" to 525 K-6 students at Sea View Elementary School.
"Thank you again for coming to my school, Kerry. You saw how the kids loved it. Two boys came up to me yesterday and told me they want to be frog scientists."
-- Virginia Haddad
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving presentations on "Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century" to three Troy High School's AP Environmental Science Classes and Environmental Club.
"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
Amphibian populations around the world are declining at an alarming rate. Nearly one‐third of the world's amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will share photos of amphibians from around the world, explain what is causing the crisis, and how we can help out! Space is limited. Sign-ups taken the day of the event. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to start time. Donations gratefully accepted. $5/car County park entrance fee (Free to members). This event will start at 10:30 am and be located at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Ancil Hoffman County Park, Tarshes Dr, Carmichael, CA 95608
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give a presentation about the amphibian extinction crisis and the work of SAVE THE FROGS! to the Rossmore Nature Association. This event will start at 3pm and it will be located at Peacock Hall, Gateway Complex, 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek, California.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving presentations on "Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century" to the Bay Area Amphibian & Reptile Society (BAARS). All are welcome. The meeting starts at 730pm, Dr. Kriger speaks from 8p-9pm.
Room M-2, at the Cubberley Community Center, in Palo Alto at 4000 Middlefield Road.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving presentation a presentation on "The Wild World of Frogs" to the students of Eader Elementary School. Christine Mulholland of Generation Awakening will be speaking about the importance of ecosystems.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving presentations on "Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century" to the Synapse School's students and families.
Please join us at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center for our Grand Opening Celebration! We will have amphibious presentations, live music, frog art and lots of awesome frog-friendly people!
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. The Education Center is located at 2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702, near the corner of San Pablo and Dwight Avenue.
SAVE THE FROGS! needs your help on April 4th. We're asking you to help SAVE THE FROGS! by spending 44 minutes fundraising for the frogs this April 4th (4/4)! If you can't fundraise, please donate $44! Learn about 4/4 Forty-Four: 44 Minutes For The Frogs!
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. $5 suggested donation. 730pm-9pm.
2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702
Mark your calendars and start planning your 2014 Save The Frogs Day event: The 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day will be Saturday, April 26th, 2014.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving a 30-minute workshop on "Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century" at the 4th Annual Green Kids Conference. We will also be running a SAVE THE FROGS! informational table. We suggest registering for the conference in advance. You do not need to register for the workshop, but if you plan to attend you are encouraged to email us.
Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
1065 La Avenida St, Building 1, Mountain View, CA - 94043
The workshop time will be announced as soon as we have the precise schedule.
You are cordially invited to join SAVE THE FROGS! on a 10-day eco-tour of Belize June 19th through June 28th, 2014! Belize is a wonderful little country located east of Guatemala and nestled beneath the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Like many countries in Central America, Belize is a hotspot of biodiversity. Belize is home to 37 amphibian species, as well as an array of bats, birds, lizards, corals and other amazing wildlife. The trip will be led by SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey and SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Kathlyn Franco. We will also be accompanied by Mayan naturalists and field guides. This will be an unforgettable tropical adventure!
Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, the goal of the International Take A Hike Day is to get people outside! When people love nature they are much more willing to protect nature. But as habitats get destroyed and technology consumes more of our time, the disconnect between people and nature grows. In the 21st century, making sure we spend time outdoors is more important than ever...plus hiking is enjoyable and healthy! So please mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual International Take A Hike Day! All you have to do to take part is go for a hike or spend some time in the great outdoors. You'll reconnect with your roots and remember what is at stake if we don't act quickly to protect nature and wildlife. We encourage all hiking and wildlife groups to arrange hikes on August 16th and spread the word about the International Take A Hike Day. Don't worry if you don't have a local group, just go for a hike by yourself or with some friends and family.
Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving that happens annually on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We hope you can donate to SAVE THE FROGS! and show your support for the fabulous work done by your favorite charity!