Webinars are online presentations that can be viewed by anyone with web access. They offer us the ability to teach people worldwide about amphibians and amphibian conservation. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions through a chat box or through their telephone or microphone. Webinars are especialy valuable as we record them and place them online for the permanent archival and open access to all -- even those who couldn't attend. They are also, environmentally friendly, with very low carbon emissions compared to driving to class -- or flying to a conference.
"Kerry, Great Webinar! :) That was really cool. Glad I was able to participate. I was taking notes like crazy the whole time, it was a great time to learn more deeply about some of the issues affecting frogs (frog leg sales, importing of bullfrogs, classroom dissection, etc)." -- Alana Cayabyab, South Lake Tahoe, CA
"We joined a few webinars you did a year ago, they were extremely informative much appreciated.
Kind Regards, Mark Goodman"
“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?” SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger answered all these questions and more as he introduced people around the world to The Wild World of Frogs in this edition of the SAVE THE FROGS! Webinar Series.
We'll have the video up soon!
"Hi Dr. Kriger and staff,
Thank you for the Webinar I enjoyed and learned a lot. You are doing a great and amazing job to preserve the wildlife of this beautiful planet!!!"
--Diana Celiz, Guaymas, Mexico
Dr. Phil Bishop of New Zealand's University of Otago presented a very special one-hour webinar on the Frogs of New Zealand. Dr. Bishop introduced the audience to the amazing life histories of New Zealand's four frog species, and detailed the threats they currently face. The slideshow presentation features many of Dr. Bishop's photos of New Zealand's unique amphibian fauna and there was a question and answer session following the presentation.
See the rest of the webinar on our SAVE THE FROGS! YouTube Channel.
"Thanks for enabling this webinar. It was my first experience and I thought it was excellent. Phil made an outstanding presentation as usual and it was heartening to hear him advocate the opposition of current mining proposals that will further threaten the continue existence of these unique New Zealand animals.
--Richard Jakob-Hoff, Auckland City Government
"This was my first webinar and I have to say I'm very happy about this set up as a use for the technology we have. I thoroughly enjoyed the topic and the presentation. As a Kiwi I hope that this results in more submissions and support for those of us who are strongly opposed to mining our conservation land. Thanks!"
--Fleur Hirst, Palmerston North, New Zealand
“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?” Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger answers all these questions and more as he introduces people around the world to The Wild World of Frogs in this inaugural Save The Frogs Day Webinar.
"What a wonderful way to spend Save the Frogs Day! It was a great webinar, and I learned many new things. I look forward to the next one. A lot of great work has been accomplished in two years. Keep up the great work!"
--Kathleen Popowski, Green Frog Member, Sequim, WA
"Dear Kerry, It was one of the most enjoyable lectures I have ever heard! I am looking very much forward to your next webinar! I hope you have as many as possible."
--Karen Roddy, Athens, Greece
Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger gave an online webinar for kids. This webinar was organized by Annie Oliveri of Australia's Happy Kids Festival. Click on the picture below to watch a video of the webinar!
My sincerest thanks to you and Dr. Kriger for so generously addressing the questions of our students. They will be so excited to see this webcast. These kinds of experiences really allow children to feel that their voices are important, and that what they think and wonder is heard and valued in the context of the actual world, rather than just a hypothetical situation created for the purpose of classroom learning.
Have a wonderful day. Best Wishes"
-- Lorraine Chiarotto,
Environmental Education Coordinator
Institute Of Child Study / Lab School
Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
University Of Toronto