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Nate The Newt Award for Amphibian Conservation

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Nate The Newt Award for Amphibian Conservation

Are you a student 8th grade or younger? Want to save some frogs, but need some funding to turn your brilliant idea into a reality? SAVE THE FROGS! is now accepting applications for the 2011 Nate The Newt Award for Amphibian Conservation. Submit your proposal detailing how you would use $500 to save amphibians -- and you may win the $500 to set your plan into motion!

Interested students should discuss their project ideas with their parents and teachers, and then fill out the application below! Who knows, maybe you'll be the winner of the Nate The Newt Award for Amphibian Conservation!

You may want to read through Students For Frogs page to get some ideas of ways to save amphibians and/or help SAVE THE FROGS!.


Applications for the 2012 Nate The Newt Award will be due February 1st, 2012. Details coming soon.


Past Winners

Avalon Theisen - 2011 Nate The Newt Award Winner

Hi! I'm Avalon and I'm in 4th grade. I love frogs and love teaching others about them, too. I care a lot, I have already helped a lot and if I win the Nate the Newt Award, I can help even more! Here are ways I can use money to teach others and even make money for STF, too!

Information booths (like Camp Bayou's Spring Open House in April). I want to teach people frog facts/calls, have activities like frog origami and coloring pages and give them STF cards.

STF Day. I am planning an event that has frog activities, my presentation and a night hike. It would be fun to have the same activities as the Open House plus more, maybe frog tattoos! I am going to hand out a questionnaire after the presentation and award STF cards for those who complete them. Attendees will be in a drawing for cool frog prizes.

Other presentations (like the Great American Teach In 2011). After my PowerPoint, I want to hand out frog packets that include STF cards, coloring pages and information sheets so people can learn more.

These are just some ways I will be helping people learn about how important frogs are. It would really be great to teach them about frog saver tools for swimming pools since many people in Florida have pools. I found two different things I would like to show people (Critter Skimmer and Frog Saver).

Avalon frogs

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To be eligible to apply for the Nate The Newt Award for Amphibian Conservation, you must be a student 8th grade or younger. Students from all countries are welcome to apply!

You may apply for funding to assist any amphibian species, whether they are frogs, toads, newts, salamanders or caecilians!

Terms & Conditions

The winner will be required to submit a brief report to us within 6 months of receipt of the funds, describing the how their project turned out (photos, stories and videos are welcome). Read the full Terms & Conditions here.

Please spread the word about this award!

Nate The NewtPlease inform your local teachers and students about the Nate The Newt Award. If you have a website, you can use the icon atop this page or the one to the right, and link it to

Are you an Official Member of SAVE THE FROGS?

We strongly encourage all students to become Student Members of SAVE THE FROGS!

Apply here

In the application, you will be asked to:

(1) Tell us in 500 words or less what you would do with $500 to help amphibians or SAVE THE FROGS!.

(2) You will also need to briefly describe how exactly the funds will be used.

(3) You will need to provide us with the name and email address of one of your current teachers. We suggest you discuss your ideas with your teacher prior to applying.

Be sure to prepare your 500 words elsewhere: and always save your writing in a document you'll be able to find later!

Good luck!!!

If you can't see the form below, click here.


Be sure to hit the "submit" button. If the form screen went blank, you can scroll to the top of it to see if it says that your entry got submitted.


Please help us fund these awards!

Donate CharityThese awards are funded by members of the public who share our concerns. Please help out: even a $10 donation is important!

Would you like an Amphibian Conservation Awards created in your name or the name of a loved one. Please read here.

Questions: Send an email to