Job Opening: Ecotour Leader (Ecuador June 2018)

UPDATE: THIS ECOTOUR LEADER POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED! 

Do you love frogs, travel and the outdoors? If so, we may have a great opportunity for you. SAVE THE FROGS! is accepting applications for an Ecotour Leader to assist us on the June 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour, which takes place June 14th to 25th, 2018. The successful leader would join the ecotour at no cost, and potentially have international airfare covered; if you are an exceptional applicant, we may even be able to pay you on top of all that! You will be assisting SAVE THE FROGS1 Founder & Trip Leader Dr. Kerry Kriger. You will be expected to assist with field excursions; help keep participants happy; coordinate with ecolodges, restaurants and drivers; and assist with anything else that comes up related to ensuring the safety and happiness of participants. Please see the application below if you think you would make an excellent Ecotour Leader.

Ecuador Ecotour
Chelsea Carson led the 2016 and 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotours but won’t be able to take part in 2018. Are you the right person to carry on where she left off?

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Traveling the Amazon: The Best Weeks of My Life

Kaya Klop-Toker, a researcher studying the ecology of amphibians at the University of Newcastle in Australia, tells the story of the most memorable trip of her life. Her trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon (close to where we’ll visit on the SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour) was a life-changing experience. The sights and sounds are memories she’ll carry with her forever. Read on to explore the wonder of the Amazon.
 
Ranitomeya ventrimaculata ecuador kaya klop toker

This blue and red poison frog (Ranitomeya ventrimaculata) carries tadpoles on its back. They have been seen in bromeliads more than 100 feet above the forest floor.
 

Meet The People Who Went On The 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour

People who like new experiences, adventures, and fringe explorations in wild nature love SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours. SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours are defined by lasting friendships, impressions, experience, and adventures, where you’ll meet like-minded people and have experiences of a lifetime. The 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour had people of all ages—from college-aged to senior—from a variety of backgrounds, brought together by a common love of frogs, wildlife, and adventure. The trip included many firsts for the participants, including rescuing an ocelot, ziplining through the canopy, even the first time out of the country or flying solo for some. Read the profiles below of some of the 2016 participants to get a feel of what it’s like to travel with SAVE THE FROGS! and learn about our upcoming ecotours here.

Pristimantis ornatissimus Mashpi Jaime Culebras
Photo of Pristimantis ornatissimus from Mashpi, Ecuador courtesy of Jaime Culebras, who led our group through the Mindo cloudforests.

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Reflections on the June 2016 STF! Ecuador Ecotour

In June 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! led a group of 17 Americans through the rainforests and cloud forests of Ecuador for 12 days on the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador EcotourBelow are the reflections and photos of ecotour participant George Quiroga, a professional photographer and wildlife enthusiast who joined us in Ecuador.

I am finally unwinding and have some time before my flight home to reflect on my days in Ecuador these past couple of weeks. It has been a wonderful trip of beautiful scenery, spectacular wildlife, new friendships, rich history, wonderful food, amazing experiences, and boundless new knowledge. There has been adventure, physical challenges, emotional moments hearing of local tragedies, but also the jubilation of discovering awesome creatures, breathtaking scenery, and the camaraderie developed with like-minded enthusiasts along the way.

Phyllomedusa George Quiroga

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