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This page is where you find videos of all our past SAVE THE FROGS! Academy classes!

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"Congratulations on your great website and your many other
initiatives. Now having discovered your class videos, I am going to go
through them all." -- Lothar Voigt, Australia


Past Classes

October 17th, 2013: Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Frank Santana of the San Diego Zoo discussed California's critically endangered Mountain-Yellow Legged Frogs, and ways YOU can help us save them.
Watch the video here!

"Hi Dr. Kriger,
I just wanted to convey to you how much I enjoyed and benefited from this afternoon's seminar on the Rana muscosa. It was very informative and inspiring. Increasingly, these sorts of initiatives are the only hope we have left for saving many frog species, and indeed, much of our planet's biodiversity. Thanks again for hosting the webinar."
David S. Price, LEAD Asia Senior Environmental Consultant
Arcata, CA

"Thanks Kerry! I had a great time doing this. Thanks for all the work you all do at STF to inform and inspire the public to conserve amphibians and their environment!"
-- Frank Santana

October 2nd, 2013: Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Dr. Vance Vredenburg of San Francisco State University will discuss California's critically endangered Mountain-Yellow Legged Frogs, and ways YOU can help us save them. Watch the video of the class here.

September 25th, 2013: Sharp Park & Invasive Bullfrogs

Sharp ParkSAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Wild Equity Institute Executive Director Brent Plater will discuss our campaign to end San Francisco's illegal killing of endangered California Red-Legged frogs at Sharp Park for the first half hour. Then SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Chris Berry will update us on our efforts to ban the importation of non-native American Bullfrogs into California, and provide ideas on how you can help. Meets online 11am-12pm.
Register here.

September 22nd, 2013: SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana

Ghana frogsSAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey, and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum will give presentations on Ghana's amphibians, our work in Ghana, and a discussion on how you can help SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, whether you are in Ghana or living elsewhere in the world. We will also discuss a potential 22-day field course we hope to offer in Ghana Summer 2014. Meets online 5pm-6p San Francisco Time.
Register here

September 18th, 2013: Volunteering for SAVE THE FROGS! and Starting A Chapter

Calling all volunteers! On September 18th at 11am California time, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will lead a SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class all about volunteering for SAVE THE FROGS!. We will discuss volunteer positions; how to apply; and how you can successfully set up and organize your own SAVE THE FROGS! branch in YOUR geographic area, whether its your country, state, city, university or school. Class is free. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time.
Register here.

September 11th, 2013 - Chytrid Fungus

The chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is the most significant threat to the world's montane amphibian populations. In this video SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger discusses his Ph.D. research on the ecology of chytridiomycosis in Eastern Australia and discusses ways we can stop the spread of this deadly disease. With special guest Susan Jewell of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fish and Aquatic Conservation division, and amphibian biologist Jonathan Kolby, a former wildlife inspector for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. You can find a complete list of Dr. Kriger's chytrid publications here.


September 8th, 2013 - Dissections

dissection classSAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger discusses the ecological and ethical issues surrounding frog dissections, and ways we can all work towards bringing an end to the dissection of frogs in public schools. Our goal is no frog dissections in USA public schools by the end of 2014. Help us make it happen! We will also be joined by Nicole Green, the Director of Animalearn, an educational program of the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) located in Jenkintown, PA. She has worked for AAVS for over 13 years, helping to enlighten students, educators, and other concerned individuals about the harmful use of animals in education. Animalearn promotes solutions to harmful animal use in the classroom through its free alternative to dissection loan program called The Science Bank. Nicole travels far and wide to numerous education venues to make educators aware of the many viable humane alternatives that exist today to replace animal specimens in classrooms. Please check out the Animalearn website to learn all about the dissection resources they offer. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time.
Register here.

September 1st, 2013 - How University Students Can SAVE THE FROGS!

SAVE THE FROGS! Pacific Northwest Coordinator Breanna Binder will lead a class on increasing university student involvement. We encourage all university-level frog lovers to attend and learn how you can get more frog conservation activity happening at YOUR university. Jordan Winkenbach, President of the SAVE THE FROGS! University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Chapter will join us to tell us about all her chapter's activities. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Free.
Register here

August 28th, 2013 - California's Amphibians: Natural History & Threats

California red-legged frogSAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will give an introduction to the natural history of California's amphibian fauna. He will discuss threats to the frogs as well as some of our campaigns to protect them. And of course we will give you ideas on how YOU can help. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

"Greetings, I was so grateful for the opportunity to attend the webinar on California amphibians yesterday. There was so much good information, all of which was well-illustrated. This was my first of you webinars, and it will not be the last. Thank you so much for all that you do."
--Helen Engledow

"This was so fabulous! We loved the amount and variety of pictures, the knowledge of the presenter, and the pace. Gave my little 8 year old activist some great ideas, and we are already planning our pond. Thank you!"
--Lisa Magnuson

August 25th, 2013: The Amphibian Pet Trade

SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will discuss ecological and ethical issues surrounding the amphibian pet trade, and ways we can all work towards reducing the negative impacts of the pet trade. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

"Great webinar today. I found it to be very powerful and relevant to my life specially the bit where Michael described his past experiences in the pet trade. I really liked your point about the difference "frog lovers" could make if the resources spent acquiring pet frogs and accessories went to actual amphibian conservation."
-- Fernando Garcia, UC Santa Cruz Ecology student

Pet Frogs

August 21st, 2013: Learn How To Fundraising For The Frogs

Frog FundraiserIf we want frogs saved, we need money raised, so our movement relies on having a supporter base that is highly capable of raising funds for necessary work. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will discuss fundraising, and provide ideas for how you can help us raise money to support our worldwide efforts, and how you can raise money to support your own local amphibian conservation efforts. SAVE THE FROGS! Board Member Sienne Hayes will discuss the individual contributions drive she organized last Save The Frogs Day. She will share her strategies and as well as tips on what did and did not work. If you want to help raise money for the frogs, of if you have ever dreamed of running your own nonprofit, the fundraising experience you learn through this SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class will prove invaluable. Please join us. Meets online 11am-12pm San Francisco Time. Register here.

David Dennis Photos - Borneo - Frogs
Photo courtesy David Dennis Photos

August 18th, 2013 - Atrazine: Let's Get It Banned

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and UC Berkeley professor Dr. Tyrone Hayes gave presentations on the harmful pesticide Atrazine and discuss ways that you can help us get it banned.

Please watch the class video here:


Please also watch this video of Dr. Kriger's 2012 speech at US EPA headquarters for some valuable background.

"Hi Kerry, Many thanks to you and Dr. Tyrone Hayes for an excellent seminar."
-- Angela Crane, Endangered Species Act Organizer, Center for Biological Diversity

Atrazine class

August 14th, 2013 - Save The Frogs Day Organizing

Please watch this video of the class!Save The Frogs Day Class

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will discuss Save The Frogs Day and how you can take part. Find out how we organize the world's largest day of amphibian conservation and how YOU can help. If you plan to host a Save The Frogs Day event on the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 26, 2014), you are welcome to tell us about your event plans, which will hopefully inspire others and possibly get you some valuable feedback! Dr. Kriger will also introduce the International Take A Hike Day (which takes place August 17) and encourage you to take a hike!

August 11th, 2013: Introduction to Amphibian Conservation

Save The Frogs ClassesPlease watch a video of the class here.

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger gave an introduction to amphibian conservation and discussed his vision of SAVE THE FROGS! Academy.

"I enjoyed the webinar. It was well constructed and presented. I am impressed with the success of your non-profit and look forward to the next webinar." -- John Cooper

"Dear Kerry, I wanted to thank you for your webinar today, I really enjoyed it. Your efforts to actually do something for amphibian conservation rather than just studying about how they are dying really resonated for me, so I took out a membership haha. I hope you will have some time to come speak at our NSW Frogs And Tadpoles Study Group (FATS) where there are a lot of lovely Aussies whom I'm sure would love to hear about the efforts of "Save The Frogs" when you come to Australia in late 2014." -- Marcelle Douglas

"Hi, this is Kaavya thanks for all those ideas I am writing a 10 page essay on diseases of frogs and about why NOT to dissect a frog or any other living organism"
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Academy student Kaavya Parikh

February 17th, 2013: Introduction to Amphibian Conservation

Here's the full-length recording of this inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Academy online class, recorded February 17th, 2013:Healthy Frogs

February/ March 2013: Save The Frogs Day Classes

We conducted four classes focused on getting students helping to promote and grow Save The Frogs Day by contacting museums, zoos, aquariums, schools, potential sponsors, other nonprofits, journalists, and politicians; through social media, creation and distribution of flyers, public service announcements; and individual fundraising. Students provided support for various Save The Frogs Day events happening around the world; if a student organized their own event they focused their efforts on making that event as successful as possible. Watch a video of the first class here (and be sure to subscribe to the SAVE THE FROGS! YouTube Channel while you are there).

February/ March 2013: Lake Erie Toads Classes

We conducted four online classes to get students helping us to prevent the destruction of habitat on which Lake Erie's Fowler's Toads depend. The Ontario government has authorized condominium developers to "damage and destroy" the toad's habitat and to "harm, harass, kill, and collect the toads". Our goal is to prevent this. Students helped us promote awareness and protections for the toads.
Watch the videos of the classes here:
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4