Environmental education is the basis of all environmental conservation. SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to lead the way educating teachers and students about amphibians. We provide teachers with educational materials, ideas and inspiration so that any teacher, regardless of their area of expertise, can incorporate amphibian education into their curriculum.

"My 3rd grade has been studying frogs. We raised money ($95) by selling toy frogs. We have been researching frogs and each student made a book to keep with information they learned from books and the internet. We love frogs!"
— Lynn Forsht, Homestead, Florida

“Nonprofit organizations like SAVE THE FROGS! are helping schools implement California's new science standards.”
-- EdSource

Toad-ally Cool Math and Science Integration

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?

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Helping Schools Implement California's New Science Standards

In June 2014, Carolyn Jones wrote an article for EdSource entitled "More teachers turning to nonprofits for innovative science lessons". The article highlights SAVE THE FROGS! educational efforts at Stoneman Elementary in Pittsburg, CA, where third graders celebrate amphibians at the school's annual Frog Fair. The article is one of the best summaries of how students and teachers benefit from SAVE THE FROGS!, so we have pasted some of our favorite excerpts below.

“Nonprofit organizations like SAVE THE FROGS! are helping schools implement California's new science standards.”
-- EdSource

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Frog art from the 2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Jose Francisco San Martin Braile

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Does your class want a free presentation about frogs?

Thanks to a grant from the Helen and Allan Ridley Charitable Trust, SAVE THE FROGS! is educating thousands of San Francisco students about the importance of amphibians! Through the highly popular San Francisco Tadpole Headstart Program, which is led by SAVE THE FROGS! and our partner Tree Frog Treks, we have already given dozens of free presentations on amphibian conservation to thousands of San Francisco students. Tree Frog Treks compliments the presentations by bringing live native San Francisco tadpoles into classrooms to teach students about metamorphosis and threats to local frogs. Our goal is to get San Francisco kids excited about frogs and interested in protecting them.

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"Michael…thank you. Your passion about frogs and what you are trying to do is infectious and so refreshing. It’s also great for kids to see that scientists are humans with curiosity, not only someone in a lab wearing a white cost. Thanks again for a thoughtful and informative presentation.”

- 3rd Grade Teacher at Lawton School, San Francisco, CA

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Metamorphosis Yoga Sequence To Save The Frogs

This fun movement series is designed to get you moving and thinking like a frog to celebrate the international Save The Frogs Day! Today, all around the world, people are celebrating their shared loved for a group of animals often overlooked. Frogs may not be the first thought on your mind this Saturday, but with any luck from the SAVE THE FROGS! family perhaps they’ll hop into your mind this last Saturday of April, the 8th annual Save The Frogs Day.

My goal is to bring attention to amphibian conservation by studying the effects of human land uses on frog and toad populations in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. My goal is to give this information back to the community, particularly the youth. So, I’ve developed a fun interactive learning series that incorporates every sense for a well-rounded educational class. Throughout the sequence, focus on how your body responds to the poses and wonder what it’s like to be a frog!

Chelsea teaches youth in Ecuador about metamorphosis through yoga
Chelsea teaches metamorphosis through yoga to youth in Ecuador

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