Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Kingston, Pennsylvania

Chloe, Ellie, Vincent, and Jason are four ambitious and environmentally conscientious fifth graders from Wyoming Valley Montessori School. These students found a fun, creative way to raise funds for amphibian conservation in their local community in the spirit of Save The Frogs Day. They held an after-school bake sale and lemonade stand and raised $153! … Continue reading Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Kingston, Pennsylvania

Save The Frogs Day 2017 at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana

The SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter conducted habitat restoration activities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology campus’ Wewe River on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in commemoration of the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day for amphibian conservation events. Fifty chapter members took part in the celebration, including the President of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Students Association (Mr. Dwumah Kwaku Afrifa). Participants removed invasive weeds such as Devil Weed (Chromolaena odorata), which is a major threat to amphibian survival. They also planted 150 seedlings of two carefully selected tree species: the fungi and insect resistant Kusia (Nauclea diderrichii) and Militia (Millettia thonningii), known for its soil conservation and erosion control properties. Additionally, Prince Adu-Tutu and Victor Adjei, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Chapter respectively, trained participants in amphibian monitoring and ecological data collection protocols. This newly acquired knowledge helps Chapter members to effectively monitor and evaluate the impact of the restoration activities on local amphibian populations.

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SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST leading conservation effort around campus’s Wewe River.

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Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Tarragona, Spain

The Picampall Association had a successful Save The Frogs Day event on April 8th, 2017 with the help of the Municipality of I’Ampolla. The event consisted of an informational talk about amphibians in the Mediterranean zone and then a night tour of ponds on Picampall’s ornithological preserve. Group of participants observing amphibians in Picampall’s nature … Continue reading Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Tarragona, Spain

Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius celebrated Save The Frogs Day 2017 with three wonderful, separate events. First, Miss India Worldwide Mauritius 2016 Jaleela Hassennally visited Les Joyeux Lutin primary school, where she spent quality time with the students and teachers. She talked to the students about the importance of preserving frogs and other animal life with the goal of instilling an appreciation for amphibians as well as persuading them to never eat frogs. The first Mauritius SAVE THE FROGS! event at the Les Joyeux Lutin Primary school took place in 2012 and the students and faculty are still dedicated to the cause in 2017.

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Miss India Worldwide Mauritius 2016 Jaleela Hassennally visited Les Joyeux Lutin primary school to teach about frog conservation.

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Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Pittsburg, California

Stoneman Elementary in Pittsburg, California hosted yet another Save The Frogs Day fair. The school’s third grade students helped raise awareness about how frogs are disappearing and what kids can do to help. The students gave in-depth presentations about the adaptations of four different frogs they had been studying for months. Two hundred people attended this learning fair. SAVE THE FROGS! ecologist Micheal Starkey was one of the people in attedance and gave a informational talk to the students about amphibian conservation.

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SAVE THE FROGS! ecologist Michael Starkey teaching the students about amphibian conservation. 

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