In an effort to make SAVE THE FROGS! Memberships available to all amphibian enthusiasts, we are pleased to offer 50% discounts to full-time students and teachers, and employees of environmental nonprofits. If you meet those criteria and require such financial assistance, while still wanting to financially support our efforts by paying 50% of the standard membership amount, please complete the application below and we will be in touch with you within 14 days.
To further the amphibian conservation efforts of the 10th Annual Save The Frogs Day, we are pleased to announce a round of grants to assist groups who are organizing events and require financial assistance to make their event a success. SAVE THE FROGS! received award requests from 11 organizations from 7 countries, totaling $4,947. While, our original intent was to disburse $2,000 in awards, we have decided to disburse $2,500! These funds will be used to educate communities around the world about amphibian ecology and conservation!
SAVE THE FROGS! Members aspire to be: 1. Protectors. First and foremost, SAVE THE FROGS! Members protect amphibians and their habitats, and do not cause harm to amphibians. 2. Lifelong Learners. SAVE THE FROGS! Members continuously and comprehensively educate themselves about amphibian conservation. 3. Educators. SAVE THE FROGS! Members actively educate their local and online communities … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Members Aspire To Be…
Monteverde Watches and SAVE THE FROGS! have joined efforts to protect the amphibian population and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Monteverde Watches’ Unisex Natura Collection (Frog Edition) was launched for those nature lovers with style, who want to wear on their wrists a quality watch that displays a new frog … Continue reading Monteverde Watches joins the SAVE THE FROGS! cause
UPDATE: THIS ECOTOUR LEADER POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!
Do you love frogs, travel and the outdoors? If so, we may have a great opportunity for you. SAVE THE FROGS! is accepting applications for an Ecotour Leader to assist us on the June 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour, which takes place June 14th to 25th, 2018. The successful leader would join the ecotour at no cost, and potentially have international airfare covered; if you are an exceptional applicant, we may even be able to pay you on top of all that! You will be assisting SAVE THE FROGS1 Founder & Trip Leader Dr. Kerry Kriger. You will be expected to assist with field excursions; help keep participants happy; coordinate with ecolodges, restaurants and drivers; and assist with anything else that comes up related to ensuring the safety and happiness of participants. Please see the application below if you think you would make an excellent Ecotour Leader.
Chelsea Carson led the 2016 and 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotours but won’t be able to take part in 2018. Are you the right person to carry on where she left off?
One of the best ways to connect with like-minded SAVE THE FROGS! supporters is to join the brand new SAVE THE FROGS! Facebook Group. The goals of this group are to: (1) Connect SAVE THE FROGS! supporters and increase collaboration. (2) Educate you about current events in the world of amphibian conservation. (3) Enable you … Continue reading Join The SAVE THE FROGS! Facebook Group
My number one rule of fundraising is that “Fundraising is critical to mission success”. Over the past decade I have helped raise more than $1,500,000 for worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. As most of SAVE THE FROGS! funding comes via donations from individuals (rather than the government, corporations, foundations or other nonprofits), it is important to know what actually motivates people to donate. I can think of a multitude of reasons people should donate to SAVE THE FROGS!. For instance:
Your donation funds efforts that protect amphibian habitat and make our environment cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful.
Your donation helps SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers educate thousands of people about amphibians, in a time when the schools and universities are severely lacking in terms of environmental education.
Donating fulfills a general human desire to do good, and thus makes you feel good.
Donating provides you a potential tax deduction, ensuring that more of your hard earned money gets used for environmental protection and less goes to governmental waste.
But why do people actually donate to SAVE THE FROGS!?
This article written by: Catherine E. Matthews, Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina Greensboro Melony Allen, Teacher, Andrews Elementary School, Burlington, North Carolina Lacey Huffling, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Katie Brkick, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
We think toads are toadally cool!
We teach participants in The HERP Project* programs to catch, identify, weigh and measure toads and other frogs as well as salamanders, snakes, lizards and turtles. We have found toads to be common, easier to catch and hold than frogs, and hardy animals to use with novices. Our participants enjoy asking and answering such questions as:
(1) Which toads of the same species are bigger, adult males or adult females? (2) How can you tell toad species apart?; and (3) How can you tell male toads from female toads?
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director and Co-Founder Gilbert Adum has gained admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue a Masters degree (MPhil) in Conservation Leadership. Cambridge University is one of the world’s top universities and the alma mater of luminaries like John Harvard (founder of Harvard University) and Charles Darwin (father of evolutionary biology). The Masters program is to equip Gilbert with the strategic leadership skills he needs to enable him to realize his long-term objective of making SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana a model and inspiration for conservationists throughout the African continent. The one of a kind program combines university lectures with nonprofit management practices and covers both the theory and practical aspects of conservation. The program also brings together passionate conservation leaders from around the world. This gives Gilbert an excellent opportunity to make contacts with like-minded conservationists and develop lasting collaborations.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Gilbert Adum speaks in Germany during his 2015 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship