Teachers For Frogs

Environmental education is the basis of all environmental conservation. SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to lead the way educating teachers and students about amphibians. We provide teachers with educational materials, ideas and inspiration so that any teacher, regardless of their area of expertise, can incorporate amphibian education into their curriculum. “My 3rd grade has been studying … Continue reading Teachers For Frogs

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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Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Pittsburg, California

Stoneman Elementary in Pittsburg, California hosted yet another Save The Frogs Day fair. The school’s third grade students helped raise awareness about how frogs are disappearing and what kids can do to help. The students gave in-depth presentations about the adaptations of four different frogs they had been studying for months. Two hundred people attended this learning fair. SAVE THE FROGS! ecologist Micheal Starkey was one of the people in attedance and gave a informational talk to the students about amphibian conservation.

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SAVE THE FROGS! ecologist Michael Starkey teaching the students about amphibian conservation. 

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How A Six Year Old Raised Hundreds Of Dollars For The Frogs

Six year old frog lover Justin from California has raised over $500 for SAVE THE FROGS!

His mom describes how: “Justin has always loved frogs since he was a baby and his first froggy blanket (that he still sleeps with nightly). He loves to collect frog toys, draw frog pictures, and go on hikes to look for tadpoles and frogs in creeks. When Justin heard that frogs were endangered, he wanted to help. We decided he could sell little toy frogs for $1.00 and give it to a charity that will help protect frogs in many ways. We went to the library and checked out several books about frogs so we could educate his class and friends about them. Justin even presented to his kindergarten class at Westside Neighborhood School in Los Angeles and made a poster to tell his classmates about little ways they can help. He reminded them to reduce, reuse, and recycle and not to litter or ever eat frog legs!”

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Rachel Hopkins wins the Governor of North Carolina’s Youth Conservationist of the Year award

Congratulations to SAVE THE FROGS! supporter Rachel Hopkins for winning the Governor of North Carolina’s Youth Conservationist of the Year award! Rachel has been instrumental in getting legal recognition for Save The Frogs Day and for getting a state frog and salamander in North Carolina. Learn more here. From left to right, N.C. House of … Continue reading Rachel Hopkins wins the Governor of North Carolina’s Youth Conservationist of the Year award

Fun with Frogs in Florida: Avalon Theisen’s Save The Frogs Day Event in Tampa

On April 27, 2013, for the 3rd year in a row, Tampa Bay area’s Save The Frogs Day offered attendees the opportunity to get a Frog Passport and make the rounds, playing games and doing activities that helped them understand the importance of frogs to our world. Learning about challenges that frogs face, as well … Continue reading Fun with Frogs in Florida: Avalon Theisen’s Save The Frogs Day Event in Tampa

SAVE THE FROGS! at the LA Museum of Natural History: October 7, 2012

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be running a SAVE THE FROGS! informational table at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History’s Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation Day Sunday October 7th, 9:30am-5pm. Please stop by and say hi, get your frog questions answered and pick up some cool eco-friendly SAVE THE FROGS! merchandise to … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! at the LA Museum of Natural History: October 7, 2012