SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter, a review of our first 2 years in Action!

Our student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! was created in 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. UWSP has one of the largest populations of natural resource students in the nation, and was just recently placed on Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for the third year in a row! Here is a picture of some of the students who helped create our student chapter,

From left to right, Alyssa Roberts, Hillary Jung, Jordan Winkenbach, Ryan Manders, Spencer Siddons, Kyle George From left to right, Alyssa Roberts, Hillary Jung, Jordan Winkenbach, Ryan Manders, Spencer Siddons, Kyle George

 

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 We kicked off our new organization with our first Save The Frogs Day Benefit Concert held on campus in 2012. We had live music from local bands The Hi Matics and Paradigm Blue, free food, face painting, games and educational booths, it was huge success!

Paradigm Blue entertaining the crowd Paradigm Blue entertaining the crowd

 

 

Students dancing to The Hi Matics Students dancing to The Hi Matics

Frog Cookies!Frog Cookies!

 

 

Frog face painting was a big success Frog face painting was a big success

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2012 Save The Frogs Day, UWSP style! 2012 Save The Frogs Day, UWSP style!

 

We got some University students out in the woods for a bit of herpin! Many of these students are going to school to be herpetologists, biologists, zoo employees, and environmental educators!

UWSP students out in Schmeeckle Reserve UWSP students out in Schmeeckle Reserve

Spring Peeper, pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper, pseudacris crucifer

Our main goal was to spread awareness about amphibian conservation throughout our community. We held many education shows at local elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.

Spencer Siddons at our local high school with a preserved frog specimen from the UWSP collection Spencer Siddons at our local high school with a preserved frog specimen from the UWSP collection

SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter members at a Science Fair at the local high school SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter members at a Science Fair at the local high school

Elementary school kids learning about frogs Elementary school kids learning about frogs

Elementary kids looking over educational materials Elementary kids looking over educational materials

The kids really enjoyed learning about frogs!

Thank you notes from local elementary school Thank you notes from local elementary school

We got dozens of these adorable cards, it was interesting to see what the kids got out of our presentation! We got dozens of these adorable cards, it was interesting to see what the kids got out of our presentation!

We held a second Save The Frogs Day Benefit Concert in 2013, another great turn out!

Side walk chalk on a college campus! Side walk chalk on a college campus!

UWSP students coloring some frogs! UWSP students coloring some frogs!

Local children had fun coloring as well! Local children had fun coloring as well!

That year we also celebrated by building a frog pond in our Universities Schmeeckle Reserve, we have already seen two different species using it! We are working to maintain this pond and keep invasive reed canary grass out of it!

The finished pond, the vegetation came in strong the next season! The finished pond, the vegetation came in strong the next season!

A long hot day of work! A long hot day of work!

A great group effort to build a frog pond on Save The Frogs Day! A great group effort to build a frog pond on Save The Frogs Day!

We are in the process of planning our third Save The Frogs Day Event, including a presentation from Dr. Tyrone Hayes, the benefit concert, and a day of amphibian conservation for local students at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station!

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