“As an art teacher and wildlife lover, I ask the kids I teach to create artworks and enter this annual competition which is for an excellent cause – saving frogs from extinction. Wearing two hats as an artist and educator I really feel strongly that children should be encouraged from an early age, to love and appreciate both domestic and wild creatures with whom they share their planet and to further foster that caring by injecting their creativity into helping the wildlife they have come to love. Since learning about what Dr. Kerry Kriger is striving to achieve through his amphibian conservation organisation, I wanted to become involved and I have incorporated the Save The Frogs Art Competition into my “Frogs” online art resources in the form of a “
The multimedia Frogs Teacher Resource Pack contains a huge variety of resources in a complete unit where children learn all about frogs by; identifying those who come into their garden or local area, listening to their calls, learning about their threat of extinction, recording facts about their diet, predators, defense mechanisms, habitat, amphibian traits, the frog life cycle, famous frogs in movies, games and literature and finally doing sketches of them, learning how to color creatively using the illustrations in the Frog Colouring Book and entering an artwork into the annual “Save the Frogs” Art Contest. These frog teaching ideas are available to view online using the Blendspace platform and also as a PDF.
Engaged in Art is donating these resources as part of the prizes to the finalists of the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest and their teachers.