NOTE: The program described below was completed in 2017.
You can find current info on booking presentations on our Online Presentations page and our In-Person Presentations page.
Thanks to a grant from the Helen and Allan Ridley Charitable Trust, SAVE THE FROGS! is educating thousands of San Francisco students about the importance of amphibians! Through the highly popular San Francisco Tadpole Headstart Program, which is led by SAVE THE FROGS! and our partner Tree Frog Treks, we have already given dozens of free presentations on amphibian conservation to thousands of San Francisco students. Tree Frog Treks compliments the presentations by bringing live native San Francisco tadpoles into classrooms to teach students about metamorphosis and threats to local frogs. Our goal is to get San Francisco kids excited about frogs and interested in protecting them.
“Michael…thank you. Your passion about frogs and what you are trying to do is infectious and so refreshing. It’s also great for kids to see that scientists are humans with curiosity, not only someone in a lab wearing a white cost. Thanks again for a thoughtful and informative presentation.”
– 3rd Grade Teacher at Lawton School, San Francisco, CA
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SAN FRANCISCO: SAVE THE FROGS! will be at the Wildlife Conservation Expo SAVE THE FROGS! is pleased to be returning to the Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Francisco for the 3rd straight year. The Expo isOctober 11th, 2014 and there will be lots of great presentations on wildlife conservation. SAVE THE FROGS! and many other wildlife organizations will … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO: SAVE THE FROGS! will be at the Wildlife Conservation Expo
Are you a frog-lover in the San Francisco/Bay Area? Then you are you are perfect candidate to join the SAVE THE FROGS! Meetup! If you are looking to meet like-minded frog savers, attend some toadally cool events, and save the world, then join our Meetup today! Continue reading Let’s Meet Up for the Frogs!
Would you like to have a wetland at your school? SAVE THE FROGS! is looking for a school within a two-hour drive of Berkeley, California, that would like to have a wetland. The wetland would be designed to help frogs and provide for outdoor education. It would be shallow, less than 18-inches deep in the … Continue reading Would you like to have a wetland at your school?
This post is brought to you by SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey: Food for thought: What does it take to get frog legs on your plate in California? If you’re in San Francisco, hop on the trolly and head down to Chinatown. I had heard it was easy to find a live … Continue reading From the Pond to the Plate: Bullfrogs in Chinatown, San Francisco
Several million non-native American Bullfrogs are imported into California each year for use in the food, pet and dissection trades. Bullfrogs are native to eastern North America, but have established populations throughout the western USA, where they cause massive ecological damage due to their voracious appetites for native wildlife; their propensity to spread deadly diseases; and their … Continue reading California: Sign The Petition To Ban The Invasive American Bullfrog!
On November 2nd, SAVE THE FROGS! hosted an informational table at the Bay Area Science Festival! More than 20,000 people came out to AT&T Park in San Francisco and enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. To find a SAVE THE FROGS! event near … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! at the Bay Area Science Festival!
SAVE THE FROGS! would like to thank the students and staff of R.L. Stevenson Elementary School in San Francisco, CA, who hosted a presentation by SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey. The students learned about amphibian ecology and they also learned about what they can do to save amphibians from extinction. The students … Continue reading Save The Frogs speaks to students in San Francisco
The Sharp Park Wetlands are home to the endangered California Red-Legged Frog and San Francisco garter snake, as well as numerous bird species. Unfortunately, in 1931 the City of San Francisco built a golf course on top of the wetlands. The golf course has been killing endangered frogs and costing the City’s taxpayers money ever … Continue reading Sharp Park Wetlands Victory is Near: Your Help Needed Now!
Please send this letter and urge the City of San Francisco to vote YES on legislation that would shut down the city’s frog-killing Sharp Park Golf Course and turn the Sharp Park Wetlands over to the National Park Service. And please join us at City Hall (date to be announced soon!) for the public hearing, … Continue reading Victory is near for Sharp Park Wetlands: Your Help is Needed