Save The Frogs Day 2014: Stories & Photos
Save The Frogs Day 2013: Stories & Photos
Save The Frogs Day 2012: Stories & Photos
Save The Frogs Day 2011: Stories & Photos
Save The Frogs Day 2010: Stories & Photos
Save The Frogs Day 2009: Stories & Photos
Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of the public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen!
Since 2009 our supporters have held over 923 Save The Frogs Day educational events in 59 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the USA. These events have helped educate tens of thousands of people about the importance of frogs and ways to protect amphibian populations!
Save The Frogs Day events have included protests at the US Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to ban harmful endocrine-disrupting pesticides; parades through major urban centers; frog art and photo exhibits in town centers; habitat restoration at critical frog habitats; nature walks to teach people about their local amphibians; and numerous presentations on amphibian conservation in schools and universities. Because of Save The Frogs Day and our worldwide network of volunteers, the frogs now have assistance all around the planet, and the next generation of humans is growing up with the knowledge needed to protect amphibians from extinction.
Please organize an event in your community and spread the word to your local schools and environemtnal groups. If you can't participate in Save The Frogs Day, please place a tax-deductible donation or fundraise for the frogs, and help us spread frog awareness to the furthest reaches of the planet. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!
"Congratulations because Save The Frogs Day has become an icon in conservation around the world!!! Thanks for such inspiring work!!!"
-- Dr. Nicolas Urbina-Cardona, Faculty of Environmental & Rural Studies, Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
On the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 26, 2014), SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger gave a webinar on "A Brief History of Save The Frogs Day". Watch it and get inspired to take part!
Thank you for holding a Save The Frogs Day event and educating your community about amphibians! Please be sure to register your event, no matter how big or small it was. We have tips for event organizers here to help you have a successful event. After your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your five best event photos! Thank you!
An exquisite Plectrohyla exquisita from Honduras, photo courtesy Tom Brown
In commemoration of Save The Frogs Day, we present this amazing poster featuring two beautiful Hypsiboas cinerascens from the Colombian Amazon! This poster will look great at your event or on your bedroom or classroom wall. All proceeds help us coordinate, promote and grow Save The Frogs Day.
Please order your pre-printed 11x17" poster right here!
You can also spread the word by posting the image below on your website or social network. Alternatively, download and print the poster yourself!
Here is a 17x23" PDF.
Here is a 11x17" PDF.
Here is a 8.5x11" PDF.
Save The Frogs Day is a de-centralized event: that means it's up to you to make something happen in your part of the universe. The frogs are depending on you. Your children and their children are depending on you. The future of the planet lies in your hands and in your actions. SAVE THE FROGS!
If you are looking for Save The Frogs Day inspiration or ideas, please visit the Save The Frogs Day 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 events webpages: they hold an enormous wealth of ideas that will help you create your own fantastic frog-saving event!And of course please see our Tips For Event Organizers webpage.
"Our Save The Frogs Day is shaping up to be a great event with help from STF!. Thank you so much, you guys are great!!"
-- Terry Stratton, Little River Inn, Mendocino, CA
We've got them, and want you to distribute them. Once you register your Save The Frogs Day event, you may be eligible to order a Save The Frogs Day Event Organizer Package, which we may be able to provide to you at cost (i.e. we make no money off these). And of course there are plenty of digital materials and ideas throughout this website!
Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action, and it is your generous financial support that makes it all possible! Your tax-deductible contribution will enable us to coordinate, promote, expand and improve Save The Frogs Day, and to create all the educational materials that we freely provide to students, teachers, scientists and naturalists around the world. Let's double the size of Save The Frogs Day every year!!! Thanks for your support! Please contact us with any questions.
Please ask the executives of your company to sponsor the 7th Annual Save The Frogs Day! By becoming an Official Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS!, your company will be:
(1) Helping save frogs and the environment;
(2) Demonstrating your company's commitment to the planet to its current and potential customers; and
(3) Putting your company name in front of thousands of eco-conscious SAVE THE FROGS! supporters.
Since 2009, SAVE THE FROGS! has awarded $17,693 in grants to help fund Save The Frogs Day events around the world. People and groups who have held events in the past are eligible for grants of up to $1,000 to assist their Save The Frogs Day event. These frog savers have proven their abilities and dedication, and their past Save The Frogs Day experience(s) will ensure their event is even more successful this year. If this is your first Save The Frogs Day event, ensure you make yourself eligible for funding next year by registering your event, no matter how big or small it may be.
Learn about the Save The Frogs Day Awards and see past winners here.
Save The Frogs Day is a perfect time for teachers and students to learn about amphibian extinctions and discuss ways that we can all contribute to amphibian conservation efforts. Please get your students involved in Save The Frogs Day activities, and be creative! Please check out our Save The Frogs Day Tips For Teachers webpage as well as our more general Teachers For Frogs webpage for lots of ideas on how to get involved. If you have any type of frog-related class or event planned, please be sure to REGISTER YOUR EVENT. Spread the word to your fellow teachers! Good luck and have fun!
It's up to you to get your school saving the frogs this Save The Frogs Day! You can start by telling your teachers about Save The Frogs Day and referring them to this page. Then have a look at the Students For Frogs page, and our page for University Students.
Ask your teachers for permission to set up a SAVE THE FROGS! informational table in the school hallway this Save The Frogs Day. We can provide you with informational flyers to hand out, and you can help raise money for SAVE THE FROGS!. Be sure to contact us if you are able to set up a table.
Does your school still dissect frogs? Collect petition signatures asking your biology teacher or principal to abandon your school's dissection program. Then set up a meeting with them on Save The Frogs Day to deliver the petition signatures. Learn all about frog dissections here. Remember: our goal is to have frog dissections out of all USA public schools by 2014!
Have a school newspaper? If so, you can write a short article for the paper announcing Save The Frogs Day. Get your classes involved in the Frog Art Contest, the Frog Poetry Contest and the Frog Essay Contest. Give a 5-minute talk on frog extinctions to your class (ask your teacher permission well in advance and they will likely grant you permission). If you are a university student, see if you can give a frog presentation to K-12 students at a local school. If you are a K-12 student, see if you can give a short presentation on frogs to students a grade or two below you. Have a look at our Spread The Word page. Also, read through the Teachers section on this page.
Whatever you decide to do, please be sure to Register Your Event. And have fun!
Photo of Borneo frog courtesy David Dennis Photos.
It is our duty as scientists to protect amphibian populations, and this will not be possible unless we rapidly and successfully educate the public about the amphibian extinction crisis. This Save The Frogs Day, please give a public presentation on amphibians and/or lead a frog walk to show people wild amphibians in their native habitat. This is a great way to spread the word about amphibian declines, and it is guaranteed to get students interested in amphibian conservation. Feel free to use one of our freely downloadable PowerPoint presentations.
If you are affiliated with a herpetological society, please have your group send a Save The Frogs Day announcement to all of its members. Add the Save The Frogs Day icon at the top of this page to your personal or professional website and that of your society. Post the Save The Frogs Day flyer up at your place of work. Finally, please be sure to register your event! We need to track what is happening!
This slideshow is all about Save The Frogs Day and has some great photos. Download it here and feel free to use any of the slides in the presentation YOU give on Save The Frogs Day!
We need Save The Frogs Day to be more popular than Thanksgiving!!! Please take a few minutes to read our Spread The Word About Save The Frogs Day webpage, which has flyers, icons and other ideas about how you can spread the word and help us GROW Save The Frogs Day!
Save The Frogs Day has been officially recognized by:
- Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina (view proclamation here)
- Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina (view proclamation here)
- Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia (view proclamation here)
- Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington, D.C. (view proclamation here)
- Mayor Mike Rotkin of Santa Cruz (view proclamation here)
- Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, BC (view proclamation here)
- Mayor Tom Lowry of Three Rivers, MI (view proclamation here)
- Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa, FL (view proclamation here)
- Chairman Corey Stewart of Prince William County, VA
- Mayor Harry Parrish of Manassas, VA
It's up to you to get Save The Frogs Day recognized in your city, county, state, shire, province or nation! You will be educating your politicians about amphibian extinctions, and helping ensure that their next vote is a frog-friendly one! Learn more and take action here.
Save The Frogs Day is our single greatest chance to raise awareness of frog extinctions. We call on all journalists to write articles and talk about Save The Frogs Day and frog extinctions on your TV and radio shows. Please contact us to set up an interview. You can use view our press releases here.
Save The Frogs Day has been featured on CNN Worldwide television, the front page of Le Monde, and a multitude of other frog-friendly communications networks. Once we start making news for this year's event, we'll post articles here. You can check out our Save The Frogs Day 2011 worldwide news coverage here.
Please watch this video of the August 14th, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class where SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger discusses the history of Save The Frogs Day and how to organize a Save The Frogs Day event in YOUR Town!
Please watch this video of the February 24th, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class where SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger outlines his vision of Save The Frogs Day and how you can get involved and help us SAVE THE FROGS!
Please check out our Fundraising page, where you can find lots of tips on how to raise money for the frogs this Save The Frogs Day. And be sure to create your own fundraising webpage as well (it's easy, and if you need assistance, just contact us).
Fundraising house parties and office parties are great ways to celebrate Save The Frogs Day. Not only are they an excellent method of raising funds for Save The Frogs' worldwide amphibian conservation efforts, they also spread the word and educate people about amphibian extinctions. Plus, fundraising parties are a fun way to catch up with friends. And they aren't very hard to set up. Here's how to have a successful party!
Mark your calendars and start planning your 2015 Save The Frogs Day event: The 7th Annual Save The Frogs Day will be Saturday, April 25th, 2015.