Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. On Save The Frogs Day 2013 our supporters held 270 events in at least 30 countries, directly reaching over 17,000 participants. Please get involved and help spread the word so we can make Save The Frogs Day 2014 even more successful!
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
In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared Saturday April 26th, 2014 the 6th Annual 'Save The Frogs Day'. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of our 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!
Please be sure to register your event, no matter how big or small it was. Afterwards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your five best event photos! 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!
While SAVE THE FROGS! is organizing events in Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Seattle, Ghana, and Colombia this year, Save The Frogs Day is still 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!
"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
If you are looking for Save The Frogs Day inspiration or ideas, please visit the Save The Frogs Day 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 events webpages: they hold an enormous wealth of ideas that will help you create your own fantastic frog-saving event!
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). If you are in the USA, Canada or Mexico, and your event incorporated kids up to 18 years old, we can potentially send you free materials courtesy of Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal, who generously donated to our 2013 Save The Frogs Day efforts. 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.
SAVE THE FROGS! has awarded $10,380 in grants since 2009 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 $500 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!
In commemoration of the 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day, we present two Limited Edition 18x24" posters. One features the amazing frog art of British graphic designer Matthew Bryan and the other features art by 13 year old Indian frog artist Harshitha Mattapally. These posters look great at your event or on your bedroom or classroom wall. All proceeds help us coordinate, promote and grow Save The Frogs Day, so please order one right here.
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.
SAVE THE FROGS! Academy holds free online classes where frog lovers like you can learn all about frog conservation and get lots of ideas and advice related to helping the frogs in your local community through actions such as organizing a Save The Frogs Day event! Join us to get inspired, get involved, get educated and get your questions answered.
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!
Great thanks to our Save The Frogs Day sponsors! If your business or organization would like to become an Official Sponsor of Save The Frogs Day, please download this Sponsorship Opportunities PDF. Your support will be invaluable to the success of Save The Frogs Day, and we will see to it that you get the positive publicity you deserve! Please also see our Businesses For Frogs page. It has lots of other ideas for how your business can take part in Save The Frogs Day activities.
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SAVE THE FROGS! Academy gives online classes where we supervise and instruct people just like you on how they can make their own Save The Frogs Day events better, and how we can all work together to promote, coordinate and grow Save The Frogs Day. If you would like to attend, please apply or just contact us to get information on how you can sit in on an upcoming class. Please also view the videos of our Save The Frogs Day classes.
Thanks to Nature's Path for providing the funds to cover these prizes!
$100 Prize for the best Save The Frogs Day Photo: We love photos, so please take great photos at your event! Email your best (10 maximum) to email@example.com with your City, State, Country in the subject line.
$100 Prize for the best Save The Frogs Day Followup Video: We love videos, and so do millions of YouTube users! So make a short video about your event and help us inspire many future environmentalists to save the frogs! Just send us an email with the link to your YouTube video.
Mark your calendars and start planning your 2014 Save The Frogs Day event: The 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day will be Saturday, April 26th, 2014.