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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Dr. Kerry Kriger to speak at the Iberian Congress of Herpetology in Spain

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving two presentations at the Iberian Congress of Herpetology in Lleida, Spain on October 5th, 2016. One presentation will be about the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition (www.savethefrogs.com/ghana2016) and our efforts to protect the endangered Giant Squeaker Frogs and Togo Slippery Frogs. The other presentation will … Continue reading Dr. Kerry Kriger to speak at the Iberian Congress of Herpetology in Spain

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

Herpetology Job Opening in Wisconsin

Title: Herpetologist Job Number: 28011 (Classification: Faculty Appointment) Agency: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin Job Description: The Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in Herpetology (Assistant Professor), beginning August 2012. Teaching assignment includes courses in Herpetology, Evolution, Introductory Biology, and Senior Seminar. Research with undergraduates, … Continue reading Herpetology Job Opening in Wisconsin

Job Opening: Disease Ecology and Amphibian Conservation

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Scientist at UC Boulder Creative and motivated candidates are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Scientist position working at the intersection of disease ecology and amphibian conservation at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The position will focus on exploring questions in one of two focal areas: (1) Applying metacommunity theory to host-parasite … Continue reading Job Opening: Disease Ecology and Amphibian Conservation