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The 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 26, 2014) was the largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the planet's history, directly reaching over 19,400 participants, with at least 192 events taking place in 23 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA. Thanks to everyone who made Save The Frogs Day 2014 possible!
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On Save The Frogs Day, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will celebrate this day of amphibian appreciation with an information station featuring live amphibians and education materials. At 3 p.m. at the West Summit Picnic area, a "frog-hop" competition will take place to conclude the day and demonstrate the amazing abilities of these cold-blooded creatures!
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Meeting Place: West Summit Picnic Area
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
Time: April 26, 12pm-4pm
We look forward to celebrating the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day with you at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, California! We will have presentations on amphibian conservation; activities for kids; amazing frog art on display; live music and a whole lot of fun. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey will be presenting, and we will be joined via a live internet feed by special guest Nurul Islam of SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh, who will tell us about his group's Save The Frogs Day successes. Nurul's team received a $2,680 Save The Frogs Day Award and is coordinating 5 major Save The Frogs Day events across Bangladesh.
- Where: The SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center at 2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702. www.savethefrogs.com/berkeley
- When: The 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day, Saturday April 26th
1pm - 2pm Press Hour (All news reporters welcome)
2:30pm - 430pm: Kids Activities (Presentations & Art Workshop)
4:30pm - 530pm: Meet & Greet with Wine & Beer
530pm - 6pm: Presentation by Michael Starkey (Frogs Of The World)
630pm - 7pm: Presentation by Dr. Kerry Kriger (A Brief History of Save The Frogs Day)
7pm - 715pm: Presentation by Nurul Islam of SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh
8pm til late: Live Music by Dr. Kerry Kriger and frog-loving friends
Celebrate Mother Earth by learning all about some of her most precious creatures - frogs. See resident amphibians up close, learn how important they are in the web of life and how they let you know about the health of local waterways. Afterwards you can make beautiful art piece to celebrate your favorite amphibian. The event will be held on April 16, 2016 and is free to attend. For more information contact Melanie at: email@example.com
Little River Inn is hosting a FREE event for Save The Frogs Day on April 26, 2014 from 9 am to noon. The event is being hosted at Little River Inn Golf Course located in on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. The event is open to the public of all ages. We will begin with a screening of the PBS documentary "The Thin Green Line" an excellent video on the plight of frogs in the environment today. Next we will have Terra Fuller, environmental scientist from the Department of Fish and Game with her fun, informative and energetic presentation on frogs and other amphibians. Following Terra's presentation we will head outside for a hike onto our certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course and look for frogs/amphibians. With late rains this year the observations should be plentiful. There will be kids crafts and games for little ones and healthy snacks for all. Please call Little River Inn at (707) 937-5942 to sign up or for more info.
The California State University Sacramento (CSUS) Field Biology group will be in the University library quad from 9 am - 3 pm., celebrating the 2014 CSUS Save The Frogs Day! Our group will be excited to talk about amphibians, share interesting facts, and answer questions. Come check out our colorful visual displays, handouts, and have the chance to buy some toad-ally awesome frog gear! For more information please contact Natalie Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be having a creative artist contest at Sea View Elementary School. Children can submit posters, poetry, skits, etc., and possibly win cool prizes. Also each class will be given a pack of fun and informative worksheets about the amphibians that are local to our area, i.e., the Sonoran Desert. This will fulfill state science and geography content standards that call for students knowing their local wildlife. Teachers will be encouraged to show an amphibian conservation video in their classes. The event will take place on April 25th and is not open to the general public. For more information email us at email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: "I assembled a little booklet "Amphibians of our Desert" and distributed a copy to each teacher to make copies for his/her class if they wish. It features a map showing where the Sonoran Desert is, then a couple pages of cool geological, geographic, and zoological facts about the Sonoran Desert. The next pages feature drawings that kids can color of seven different toads and frogs of the Sonoran Desert followed by information about each. (The last two have no longer been seen in CA, though still in AZ, but I thought that was important to include, especially why they are gone.)
Another teacher subscribes to a website that provides worksheets for teachers. She made copies from it of some frog-basics worksheets and coloring pages that mainly covered the life cycle of a frog.
The two students (Freedom and Samantha) who spoke in Sacramento a few weeks ago about the red-legged frog as state symbol bill were judges of the campus Save The Frogs Art Contest. The winning poster was created by a team of two students who will receive Save the Frogs t-shirts. The other entries will each get a Save the Frog stickers and a certificate from the local ice cream and popsicle truck that is operated by the father of one of my students. The posters are on exhibition along with a sheet of frog extinction facts in a corridor in the school office. This was our first Save The Frogs Day celebration. I have more ideas for next year :)"
The Sulphur and Clear Creek Ranger Districts of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest will be hosting three Save The Frogs Day events teaching amphibian awareness to middle school science classes at Clear Creek Middle School (Evergreen, CO 04/15), East Grand Middle School (Granby, CO 04/24) and West Grand Middle School (Kremmling, CO 05/01). The event is free but only open to students. It starts around 8am and ends around 4:30pm. For more information please contact Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLLOWUP: "We expanded our efforts this year to include programs in two adjacent schools (Evergreen and Kremmling) in addition to our annual program in Granby. This was our fifth (annual since 2010) and best year for the program."
Frog lovers and environmentalists of all ages are gearing up for the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day, set for Sunday April 27th in Colorado. SAVE THE FROGS! in collaboration with University of Colorado Boulder's Museum of Natural History, will partner with Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center for Wild Earth Day festivities from 11 am to 4 pm in the picturesque mountain town of Nederland. Wild Earth Day is Boulder County's largest Earth Day event for the past 13 years - open to the public. It is a day of free musical entertainment and education about the planet earth with activities for children of all ages too! Hear live music, let your children explore amazing hands-on exhibits, and visit the SAVE THE FROGS! booth to learn more about amphibian conservation and how you can help! For more info contact email@example.com
For the past 3 years, Avalon Theisen and Conserve It Forward have celebrated Save The Frogs Day at Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center. On March 29, 2014, we are combining efforts and joining in as part of the Camp Bayou Spring Open House. There will be games, activities and displays to help educate the public about frogs. For a schedule of events, including a frog talk/walk and a Human Frog Chorus, please see this webpage. Saturday, March 29, 2014
9am-1pm. For more information, please email Avalon at ConserveItForward@verizon.net
The Volunteers and Docents of Zoo Miami will be hosting a "SAVE THE FROGS!" booth at Zoo Miami's Earth Day celebration – Party for the Planet – Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There will be tables full of educational displays, fun interactives and games, biofacts, free temporary tattoos and more! Come learn all about FROGS and ways YOU can save them!
For more information email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLLOWUP: "The docents at Zoo Miami, along with our Conservation Teen Scientists, hosted a SAVE THE FROGS! booth at the Party for the Planet Earth Day event weekend at the Zoo. We had all kinds of informational posters, quizzes and interactive games. I put an iPod with frog sounds inside the toad abode so we had froggie music all day long. A very popular draw to our tables is "frog food". We did temporary frog tattoos (for donations) - we didn't really raise much money this weekend but we certainly got to raise a lot of awareness. We also made stickers to give out that say " I'm helping to Save the Frogs". We use a metal sign with magnetic letters for our Amphibian Anagram word scramble. A fun activity is our Frog Jump, our record holder of the weekend – hit 8 ft easily! I made some little frog and tadpole sock puppets and enjoyed teaching them to love frogs early. We laminated and cut out frogs to trace and color on a table covered with white paper and we also had a box full of assorted frog coloring pages. We had a great event and plan on doing this next year, too!!
Thanks for all you are doing to help SAVE THE FROGS!
-- Holly Draluck, Docent, Zoo Miami
Sandy Creek Nature Center and the University of Georgia Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association present a morning of learning all about frogs and how we can help them. The event will be held at Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd. Athens, GA 30607, between 10am and noon. Activities will include a hike in search of frogs and other amphibians, learning to identify a few frogs by sight and sound, and making a frog button. We will also have lots of great information on what you can do to help frogs survive. Fun for all ages! Free! For more information contact Annie at email@example.com
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This semester I am teaching General Biology 2, Changing Natural Environments, and Biogeography at Northeastern Illinois University. I plan to give extra credit for participation and since this is near finals week I should have a lot of student participation in the SavetheFrogsDay events. During the week leading up to Save The Frogs Day, students from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) will be passing out information to students and faculty at our university center. We will be hosting a table with information about amphibian declines and ways for individuals and communities to lessen their impact on the environment.
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Robert Jadin: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are celebrating Save The Frogs Day with friends and family by painting frog art and enjoying ice cream and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Art Rave is supplying the art, The Twisted Cow is providing the space to paint and the delicious treats, and we are organizing it with them to bring the fun to you. Both Art Rave and The Twisted Cow are donating a portion of the proceeds to SAVE THE FROGS!. Come out to paint (visit www.artraveinc.com to register) or just stop by for ice cream or lunch at The Twisted Cow in Lindenhurst, IL at 2112 E. Grand Ave. The event is on April 26th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please email email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: Hi, We had a great event in Lindenhurst, IL with kids around the ages of 6-8. They painted a red-eyed tree frog thru Art Rave, Inc who donated 20% of the proceeds - THANK YOU!! After painting they and their families at lunch and ice cream treats at The Twisted Cow who also donated 20% of the proceeds - THANK YOU!!
And I made rainbow loom frog charms and bracelets for a suggested donation. Walk ins to the event got to participate w/ color pages, helping us decorate a toad house, and learn about frogs and Save The Frogs. Everyone had fun and learned a little more about frogs... awesome! Thank you, Jenny
Come learn all about our vanishing amphibians and why these good natured bouncers need our help. We'll explore the pond to wonder at tadpoles, sing in our own frog chorus, and try our hand at drawing frogs for fun. Please register and pay $3 for all attendees. Open to the public. Register at ParkPASS.org (268499) Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Locust Grove Nature Center
Cabin John Regional Park
7777 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817 USA
When: Saturday, 26 April, 2014 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
For the third straight year, state Michigan Representative Matt Lori introduced a House resolution to declare April 26 as "Save the Frogs Day" in Michigan. Lori (R-Constantine) introduced House Resolution 338, recognizing the threat that frogs, including the 12 species indigenous to Michigan, are facing. "Each year I have been impressed by the expansion of the projects undertaken by Save the Frogs, which is concerned about the impact of ignoring the important role that frogs play in our ecology, not only in Michigan, but worldwide," Lori said. "Frogs are becoming endangered by a number of threats, including pollution, pesticides, habitat destruction, invasive species and disease. We need to educate the public about this so they can enjoy the sound and sight of frogs for generations to come."
The University of Michigan's Herpetological Group will be tabling at the University of Michigan on April 4, 2014. The event will take place in the Dana building. The event will mostly include tabling so there is no cost to the public. For additional information, contact Hayden Hedman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frogs are rapidly disappearing from our planet. Come explore why this is occurring and way we can help. See some of Michigan's frogs, hear their calls, go on a frog safari, make crafts, enjoy a glass of swamp water, and play a frog game. For more information please contact Kathy Reidt at: email@example.com
Please come join us from 1pm-4pm at Wolcott Mill Historic Center 63841 Wolcott Road Ray, MI 48096
$5 children/$3 adults
Science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to learn about two research opportunities taking place at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth, Minnesota, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free Saturday workshop is open to the public and will provide information, and hands-on activities for frog monitoring and vernal pool identification and assessment. Presentations and guided walks to vernal pools starting at 10 am, 11 am, and noon. "Anyone who is looking for an excuse to hike in beautiful Hartley Park is welcome to join us to learn about data collection for our long-term frog monitoring project and vernal pool status in northeastern Minnesota," explained Jennifer Olker, scientist at UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute. Vernal pools are temporary ponds that are vital breeding habitat for many forest creatures. They are not currently protected in Minnesota and scientists lack critical information about them. Workshop participants will learn about Minnesota's frogs and toads, the current state of amphibians, the importance of small wetlands, and how they can help, including two volunteer opportunities: 1) Frog Monitoring project conducting nighttime surveys at Hartley Park, and 2) Vernal Pool ID and field verification, in Hartley Park and other locations across northeast Minnesota. For more information contact Jennifer Olker at, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-4344.
Las Vegas Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be hosting its 2nd annual Save The Frogs Day at Horse Spring in Gold Butte. The ponds at Horse Spring have been used to provide habitat for a transplanted population of Relict Leopard Frog, which is a candidate species and proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act. This year our Save The Frogs Day will be in conjunction with a young man earning his Eagle Scout ranking. He will be in charge of organizing the attendees at this event and making sure that the spring maintenance (pulling cattails and invasive grasses) is completed. All of this must be done in conjunction with the protection of Relict Leopard Frogs that live in the ponds. Due to the sensitivity of the project, only a small number of participants will be allowed, and it will not be open to the public. For more information please email Carla Wise at email@example.com
Please join the first ever Save The Frogs Day event held in Watford City, ND. It is being held at the new Disconnect, the old Mikes. It is open to the public and takes place from 2-5pm. There will be a bake sale, prizes, and lots of learning about frogs.
If you would like to learn more you can contact Kira Kostad at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Distillery Gallery and Artspace
7 Hutton Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Save The Frogs Day April 26, 2014 - 4-7 pm
Susan Newman, founder of Frogs Are Green is partnering with Kristin J. DeAngelis and Gabriel Rueda Pacheco, curators and teachers at The Distillery Gallery and Artspace to exhibit 100s of artworks received from children around the world. Joining the celebration will be Mayor Steven Fulop presenting a proclamation, and musical guests The Gully Hubbards, as well as environmental speakers. The young students of the Saturday morning art classes at the Distillery Gallery will also show some of their artwork. Some artwork will be hung on the walls of the gallery space and 100s more will be shown via projection. There will be scheduled events, environmental speakers, musicians, and more… especially during Earth Day celebrations! Since 2009, Frogs Are Green has inspired and engaged children around the world to learn about frogs and amphibians and express themselves through art. Children enter the annual contest with drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage and other mediums. Entries have come in by the hundreds and from more than 27 countries. In 2013, some 450 entries were uploaded to the 2013 Frogs Are Green Kids' art contest on Flickr. The gallery is displaying this art April 5-27th. For more info contact Susan Newman at: email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: "April 26, 2014 marked the 1st Save The Frogs Day event in Jersey City. Thank you to Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City for attending, commending Susan Newman (founder of Frogs Are Green), Kristin DeAngelis and Gabriel Pacheco (curators and instructors at The Distillery Gallery and Artspace) for the Green Dream International Children's Earth Day Exhibition with a proclamation. This event was so amazing and there are so many people to thank: Chef Camillo Sabella, for his dreamy (vegan, organic, gluten-free, kosher style) macaroons that disappeared quickly; Danny Chong of Custom Photo Shoot for this incredible gallery of images and capturing the scene; The Sensational Country Blues Wonders who played at the opening on Earth Day (Gary Van Miert and Malcolm Marsden); The Gully Hubbards (Dave Case, Carolyn Light, James Dower and Andy Sapko) who played on Save The Frogs Day; Michelle Luebke (Instructor at CUNY) and Laura Skolar (Jersey City Parks Coalition) for speaking on the environment and the importance of frogs to our ecosystem; JC1TV for covering the event, which we hope to see air on TV soon; The Distillery Gallery and Artspace curators, Kristin DeAngelis and Gabriel Pacheco for their guidance helping me create a successful, month long exhibition that has enlightened so many in the surrounding community and globally around the world on this issue; Our eco-friendly and supportive corporate sponsor, Oogaa; my Ambassadors, JoAnn Forrester and John Crittenden for helping spread the word; Maryanne Kelleher and Greg Brickey for the sound; Christine T. Wiltanger and Lynn Franks , who became advocates; the supporters to our Indiegogo campaign; And lastly, all the visitors that streamed in to the gallery on the weekends and at the gala events!
THANK YOU! – Susan Newman, founder, Frogs Are Green"
I am a 4th grader who loves frogs! I will have a SAVE THE FROGS! table to raise awareness of frogs and the dangers they are facing. I will have a live frog and a few tadpoles. I will have crafts for people to participate in activities like: coloring pages, origami frogs, and frog hats. My table will be at the Cinco de Mayo Festival in our town, and it is free! The event is on May 3, 2014 and goes from 12-3pm. For more information please email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate Save The Frogs Day, I am teaching my kindergarten classroom of 27 children about frogs. This event is closed to the general public. For the past month, we have been learning all about frogs. Each student made a sign with a frog fact that we hung around our school to educate others. The students wrote letters to their pen pals (adult family member or friend) to persuade them to go onto savethefrogs.com and learn about frogs. We have received many positive letters in return. The children also wrote to their parents persuading them to give them a "job" so that they could earn money to donate to our SAVE THE FROGS! classroom collection. We will also be writing persuasive letters to staff members in hopes of adding to our collection. On April 25, we are putting on a show (family members only) where we sing songs about many things we learned this year. We are dedicating the show to frogs and we will be sharing frog information between songs. Once we have finished our collection we will be donating the money to SAVE THE FROGS!. We are hoping that the school publicist might even get us in the paper. I have gift bags ready for my kids with some frog goodies and my Aunt even made adorable frog magnets for each student. I am so proud of my K-101 Kinder-Stars! For more information on this event please contact Pamela at Arcuri.email@example.com
The student body of Sycamore Creek Elementary School celebrates April as frog month! This celebration will culminate on Save the Frogs Day, April 26th, 2014. All science, math and PE classes are combining frog forces through a multi-curricular focus to teach students awareness of the plight of amphibians, specifically frogs. We want our school and community to appreciate, celebrate and understand the importance of frogs as environmental bio-indicators, major contributors to the food web and just because frogs are cool to observe at our school. Since Sycamore buffers a wetland area, it is extremely important for our students to spread the word and Save The Frogs! Students will be able to make connections and help frog populations through their learning and understanding. Parents are encouraged to ask questions, respond to morning announcements and stop by the school to see frog lessons in action! For more information, contact the Sycamore Creek science specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in having an expert come to your classroom and engage your students in a class activity or lab exercise about frogs? Jessa Watters, Collection Manager for Herpetology at the Sam Noble Museum is celebrating Save The Frogs Day by offering 4 FREE amphibian education classes to schools in the OKC Metro area. Jessa is available in 45-50 minute blocks for an all-day event, starting in April and ending in May. The four slots are expected to fill up quickly. For more information please contact Jessa Watters at email@example.com or 405-325-7771.
- Call of the Wild (Grades K-5)
Frogs say more than "ribbit!" Listen to some of the many frog calls you can hear in Oklahoma and find a way to engineer their sounds using everyday items. Could you fool a frog?
- Herpetology 101 (Grades 6-12)
Try your hand at herpetology and discover some amazing adaptations that allow frogs, toads, and salamanders to survive in Oklahoma. Work with real museum specimens in this hands-on, inquiry lab program.
The students of the Wyoming Valley Montessori School, Lower Elementary class will be hosting a Save The Frogs Day fundraiser on May 15, 2014. The event will be held in the WVMS parking lot at pick-up (2:45 - 3:45). This event will include a lemonade stand, Save The Frogs gear for sale, raffles and much more. Please join us in supporting this important cause. For more information please email Sheryl at Sheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org
Soiree in the Swamp 2: For the second year in a row, join us at Muddy Paws Marsh for an evening with nature and the frogs. Come play in the marsh, take part in the scavenger hunt, go on an amphibian exploration with Dr. Jim Julian, or just take in the beauty and sounds of an evening in the marsh. This is an all ages event, open to the public, and we will be celebrating SAVE THE FROGS DAY! rain or shine. See and learn about the green frog, bullfrog, pickerel frog, and spring peeper. Learn about their importance to our environment and ways to help protect these species for future generations. Bring lawn chairs, food and drink, flashlights, boots for wading and nets for catching some specimens (all frogs must be released!!!!)
Saturday April 26 2014
Muddy Paws Marsh
4158 Penns Valley Road
Spring Mills Pa 16875
(Next to Cooke's Tavern Bed and Breakfast)
Questions call Muddy Paws Marsh 814-422-8787 or Alyssa Carroll 814-574-8626
FOLLOWUP: "This was my second event and we had a great turnout considering the very chilly and windy conditions. Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to learn about SAVE THE FROGS! and participate in the day's events. Hope to see everyone next year."
In an effort to raise awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species worldwide, the Greenville Zoo will host a Save The Frogs Day event. The annual event will feature educational activities, frog-inspired arts and crafts and contests. Adding a special twist to the event, children ages 12 and under who attend the event dressed as a princess or pirate will receive half price admission ($2.25). Princess and Pirate characters will also be strolling the zoo grounds! Join a pre-event brunch from 9-10 am for $15 (members) or $20 (non-members), which also includes zoo admission. At the brunch, you can meet your favorite princesses and pirates. There will also be a sparkle station for face painting and the opportunity to pose for photos with the characters. The brunch will also feature a special visit from one of the zoo's animal ambassadors. To reserve your spot, contact the Education Department at 864-467-4850. For more information contact Barbara at email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: "Many thanks go out to the FrogWatch Researchers of the Greenville Zoo (FROGZ) and other volunteers that shared their time and amphibian knowledge last Sat. April 26th for Princess & Pirates/Save The Frogs Day! There were games, prizes, a jumping contest, face painting, live local frogs to see and hear, and a rubber frog derby for the children. Princesses, a pirate, and The Greenville Drive Baseball Mascot Reedy Ribbit strolled zoo grounds, and there was even a brunch to attend! We had a total attendance of almost 2,700 visitors, and we were able to raise over $80 for amphibian conservation efforts!"
Our Save The Frogs Day event will take place at Ellendale Park in Bartlett, TN. The event will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm April 25th. Activities will include Frog life cycle activities, Dissection alternatives station, Frog arts and crafts, Frog poetry contest, Frog Prince/Princess pageant-all children are invited to create a poster, display board, or drawing celebrating a specific frog (or other amphibian) species and their unique needs, habitat, and threats. This event is free but we encourage participants to donate to SAVE THE FROGS! via their website. For more information please email Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLLOWUP: "The Homeschoolers of Memphis Eclectic had a Save the Frogs park day in Bartlett, TN. This event was planned and organized by 9 yr old Alli Metler, with help from her mom. The kids learned about frog life cycles, frog anatomy, presented art and science projects that they had done on frogs and amphibian conservation, and made art and craft projects. They also explored a local creek and looked at samples under a microscope, had a drum circle for the frogs, ate delicious snacks that moms had brought, and had a "frog egg hunt". The children collected a total of $83.65 in "Change for Change" to help the frogs, which was rounded up to $100 by parents. "
Prairie Fest # 9, at 3400 View Street in Fort Worth Texas, is an annual free, solar-powered festival with unique outdoor adventures for children and families along with tasty food, live musical entertainment and storytellers. We celebrate the beauty of Tandy Hills Natural Area every year on the last Saturday in April, and include a booth in our exhibitor circle for sharing information on ways to help SAVE THE FROGS!. If you're in North Texas, come enjoy our hikes exploring geologic time and evolution, and join Crosstimbers Connection volunteers who lead small groups of kids and family members to see reptiles, amphibians, and other wildlife in North Texas. All festival activities are free! Learn more about North Texas herps at http://www.crosstimbersconnection.org and for more information on this event, please email Heather at email@example.com
On May 3, 2014 from 9am-12pm, Sendera Ranch HOA and GeoHerps are hosting a pond clean up day. Registration will start at 8:30am. This event is free to attend. The registration location will be near the pond at the intersection of Diamond Back Lane and Rancho Canyon Way in Sendera Ranch in Haslet, TX. We will be picking up litter and debris that is polluting the water ways of Sendera Ranch. By doing this, we hope to help our native wildlife, especially amphibians, by improving the water quality. Bring tall boots (hiking or rubber boots), wear long pants, sunscreen and insect repellant. Bring waders if you have them. Bring work gloves. We will be working in and around the water. Light snacks and bottled water will be provided. Trash bags, trash dumpsters, and recycling dumpsters will be provided. You will be directed where to park on arrival. You will need to sign a waiver before starting your litter clean up. Waivers will be available at the registration table. This is a great community service project for individuals and groups. For more information, call or email Jennifer Garretson at (682) 888-8511 or GeoHerps@yahoo.com.
The College of the Mainland's Biology Club will be hosting a table at a local event, Galveston Bay Foundation's Bay Day. This event features numerous local organizations that help to educate and protect Galveston bay. Our club is hosting a booth to provide educational material relating to various volunteer activities we are active in. We have partnerships with Audubon Texas, The Nature Conservancy, and Galveston Bay Foundation to help with restoration projects. In addition, we will be offering information regarding SAVE THE FROGS! This event reaches potentially 1000s of individuals and is a great location to spread awareness. We will be tabling on April 26, 2014 from 11am-4pm. For more info, please email Sheena Abernathy firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be working with my 7th grade students on why we need to help save the frogs during the 3rd and 4th week of April. We will be making educational posters to place around the school. We will have a bake sale during their class period on Thursday April 24th with all proceeds going to SAVE THE FROGS!. This event is for St. John's Northwestern Military Academy students and is not open to the public. For more information please contact Deborah Turnbull at email@example.com
For Save The Frogs Day, the SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter will be hosting a FREE Benefit Concert open to the public on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. This will be hosted by America's first University Chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!. It will be held in the Dreyfus University Center from 6PM to 10PM on Friday April 25th. Earlier that day, Dr. Tyrone Hayes will be coming to campus to give a presentation. At the Benefit Concert, there will be live music by Paradigm Blue, food for donation, raffles, a silent auction, carnival-style games, merchandise tables, trivia contests, and many educational booths on amphibian conservation, herpetology, water resources, and soil and water conservation! For more information, or to pre-purchase a raffle ticket, please email Jordan Winkenbach at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Sands RC&D partnered with the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum, UW-Extension Lakes Convention, Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt, and SAVE THE FROGS! to host a field day at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station. The field day focused on finding amphibians such as frogs and salamanders in the wild, situation-based conservation games, and live frog demonstrations. Over 40 attendees from ages 3 – 60 went for nature hikes around CWES, finding many frogs and salamanders. Guests also attended live interactive amphibian demonstrations where they got to see, touch, and feed native and exotic amphibians.
U.C. Berkeley's Dr. Tyrone Hayes made a special appearance to teach hikers how amphibians serve as indicators in our environment. Pesticides and other chemicals used in our environment is having increasing impacts on frogs, and if they get sick, it can indicate potential problems for humans health as well. Hayes uses these correlations to guide his research on topics from stream health to cancer research. Special guest "Frog Guy" Randy Korb gave a hands-on learning experience to the public. He showed native and exotic species of frogs, toads, and salamanders to spark an interest in children. He also hoped to rekindle the curiosity in nature that adults seem to lose over time.
Both Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson, and County Executive Patty Dreier signed proclamations declaring that Save The Frogs Day be recognized on the city, and county level. The proclamations were signed with hopes to get the community involved in conservation efforts around Earth Day and Grasslands Month.
Save The Frogs Day created a fun, enjoyable day of learning for young and old alike while raising awareness of the health challenges facing amphibians in today's world, and what that may be telling us about our own health. Thanks to partnerships and donations, non-profit organizations like Golden Sands RC&D are able to host events like Save The Frogs Day! If you would like more information about this event, or how to donate, volunteer, collaborate, or sponsor future events, please contact us at: email@example.com
Golden Sands RC&D will be contributing to the 6th annual Save The Frogs Day at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) located in Amherst Junction, WI, 10186 County Road MM Amherst Junction, WI 54407. Events will begin at 11:00am. There will be different stations run in half-hour increments and then rotated! There will be different conservation oriented games, face painting, button making, and nature walks where real scientific experiments will be conducted! Tyrone Hayes, a well known conservationist from UC Berkeley, CA, will also be taking learners on nature walks and discussing important environmental issues like chemical pollutants and environmental indicators! This event encourages all ages to get outside and have a great field day! We will answer any questions anyone may have about frogs, and you will learn some awesome facts to tell your peers about later!! For more information please email Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buses hosting ages 12-year-old to adult will be running to CWES from lot E on the UW-Stevens Point Campus from 9:30-9:50am and from the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Stevens Point from 10:00am-10:20am. Busses will be Returning from CWES around 3:50-4:15pm. Lunch will be provided. There may be a small lunch fee. A family oriented bus for younger children and guardians will be running from the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum in downtown Stevens Point to CWES at 12pm. This bus will be returning between 3:50-4:15pm. A small fee may apply. Families are also encouraged to carpool to CWES on April 26th!
We will be selling frog shaped biscuits to raise funds for Save The Frogs Day from 10:30-11am. There will be discussions about the decline of frogs and information on how to help. This is a private event for school students and teachers only and is not open to the public. For more information email Kelly at email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: Charlie helped bake over 200 frog biscuits, raising US$195 for SAVE THE FROGS! She is very proud of all of her efforts. Glen Iris Primary School has been very supportive of her also. When I asked Charlie why she is helping to Save The Frogs, this was her response: 'I love helping frogs because they are cute and they are endangered'.
The aim of our eventat Cable Beach Primary School is to promote frog awareness, particularly the green tree frog that is indigenous to our area. We will be selling cupcakes and fund raising all day on April 11, 2014. The students will have a free dress green color day to promote environmental frog conservation. For more information please email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
These events are being partially funded via a $2,680 Save The Frogs Day Award from SAVE THE FROGS!
Thank you to Nurul and 24 SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh volunteers for organizing five events across Bangladesh, directly educating over 985 Bangladeshis about frog conservation.
SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh's CVASU volunteers celebrated the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day in April along with World Veterinary Day. Dr. Nurul Islam presentated on "Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare: Amphibian Perspective". There were 120 participants including students, teachers and journalists on the rally that followed the seminar.
Save The Frogs Day in Brazil is going to its fifth edition! This year we are developing a 3-day event for children near the protected areas at the Espinhaço Range. Amphibians at this site are mostly endemic, and are suffering from climate change, habitat fragmentation and bromeliad collecting. We are beginning with a lecture focusing on fun facts about frogs/toads, then watching an educational video and ending with a drawing workshops. Children will illustrate on the paper the most curious fact they have learned. Drawings will be exhibited in protected areas. During a workshop, children will transfer their draws to a t-shirt and take it home as a souvenir. Lectures and workshop are restricted to students from local communities, but the drawing exhibition is open to the public visiting the protected areas during the entire month of May. The event starts on April 28 and ends on April 30th. For more information please email Izabela at email@example.com
This year we had a wonderful experience during our Save The Frogs Day! Thank you very much for this opportunity. I hope to see the event happening every year, and I hope to contribute to this great success. Save the Frogs Day in Brazil was a great success! We developed activities with children from 11 to 13 years old at two protected areas within the Espinhaço range – a priority area for biodiversity conservation. We talked about the importance of protected areas to ecosystem services and enhance children's knowledge about threatened frogs and toads at this region. They produced 130 draws about amphibian fun facts showing reproduction, species diversity, sizes, colors, threats and importance. All draws are being exhibited at the visitor center at the protected areas, and tourists can participate voting on the best draw. Children's draws were also painted in a t-shirt. They went back home with a great experience and a beautiful souvenir. The most important of all: they have learned a little bit more about Brazilian amphibians and conservation actions!
Izabela Menezes Barata
Minas Gerais, Brasil
On April 27th 2014 from 10am - 4pm, North Shore Wetland Partners Society will be celebrating Save The Frogs Day at an Earth Day Family Festival in Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver Canada. Our three local frogs will be at the event. We will be informing families on how they can help SAVE THE FROGS!. The public will get the opportunity to watch our three native frogs in their natural habitat. There will be a table for creating frog art. The event is FREE! For more information please contact Paul or Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLLOWUP: "The SAVE THE FROGS! flag flew proudly in west Vancouver this weekend. We led a group of young naturalists on a wetland walk from pond to the sea. The Save The Frogs flag was seen by many as we discovered the wonders of wetlands. On Sunday, lots of people came by the North Shore Wetland Partner, Save The Frogs Day Booth to learn about frogs. A few kids created frog art during the Earth Day Family Festival in Lighthouse Park, lots learned about our local frogs and the invasive species to watch out for and we learned about some rough skinned newts living in West Vancouver that we were not aware of."
We are conducting artistic and scientific activities to celebrate Save The Frogs Day here in Colombia. The Herpetology Laboratory; Save The Frogs Cali; the study group Geckos; and The Universidad del Valle, have organized these events:
VI Concurso de Fotografía de Anuros
22: charlas en Escuelas de la zona rural de la vía Cali - Buenaventura
24: I Foro Regional Sobre Conservación de Anfibios
26: Día del Medio Ambiente en Dapa: Taller de Identificación de Anfibios, Charla sobre Conservación de Anfibios
We visited several local schools to teach students about Colombia's amazing amphibians in celebration of Save The Frogs Day. For more information please contact Reynel at email@example.com
Universidad del Magdalena's biology students monitored endemics and critically threatened Atelopus species in the Serrania de San Lorenzo around 2500 m elevation in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This was our second event of monitoring through Save The Frogs Day. It will take place on April 25-28. For more information email Luis Alberto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our nonprofit organization is called "Mokrady-ochrana a management" in Czech. In English translation "Wetlands-conservation and management". We deal with wetlands conservation with focus on amphibians. We have organized a public field excursion for Save The Frogs Day 2014.
-- Start location: village Hosov near Jihlava city, Czech Republic (GPS: 49°23'12.852"N, 15°32'16.235"E). Date: April 26th 2014. Local time: 2,00 PM. Language: Czech & English
-- Program: Trip across three localities in care of our organization. Trip length will be about 3-4 km, expected duration 3 - 4 hours. We will search and watch local amphibian species and another water animals and plants. We will explain and debate about wetland importance and nature conservation especially in Czech Republic. We will also inform about amphibian threats around the world and the SAVE THE FROGS! organization. This event is open for everyone, free of charge.
Contact: Jan Dvorak, email@example.com
Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) is working with the Tallinn Zoo to throw a Save The Frogs Day event on April 26, 2014. The event will be held at the zoo from 11am-4pm. The entrance fee is a zoo ticket. Zoo Tickets: Adult 4.00, Discount (student, senior) 2.00, Family (up to 2 adults up to 3 children under age 18) 9.00 (all in Euros). There will be seminars, workshops and guided tours, spreading information about project "Frogs on/off the Road". For more information contact Mari at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature needs toads! Martin Altemueller, head of the water bird reserve,will lead a walk around the meadows in Wallnau to hear the toads croak, so please bring rubber boots. The event will take place on the 6th International Save The Frogs Day, April 26, 2014.
Location & Time: NABU Waterbrid Reserve Wallnau, 8:00 p.m. € 4,50
For more info please contact Martin.Altemueller@NABU-Wallnau.de
Ghana is pleased to celebrate this year's Save The Frogs Day (world's largest day for amphibian conservation action) on April 26 for the third time. The previous two Save The Frogs Day celebrations respectively recorded the highest of any conservation awareness programme in Ghana. Over 30 events were observed reaching live audience of +2,500 Ghanaians. Our activities marking the 2014 celebration received wide publicity via major national media houses coverage of most events. The events reached over 1,000 live audiences and an additional 2 million TV and radio listeners. In addition, the capital city Accra also hosted its first ever Save The Frogs Day; marking another great milestone for SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana (STF! Ghana) in amphibian conservation. The celebrations have been an eye opener for many Ghanaians and foreigners alike and also helped create avenues for STF! Ghana to form future partnership with the US Embassy-Ghana. In addition, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has been able to reach thousands of people in both the northern and southern areas of Ghana with our amphibian conservation message. For more info please contact: email@example.com
Congratulations to Ghana's Save The Frogs Day Art Contest winners:
For the first time Save The Frogs Day will be celebrated in Accra, getting school children and general public involved and interested in frog protection. The first event will be the "save the frogs induction session" where participants will be grouped in teams of 20 for special presentations on Amphibians and the ecological value of frogs. The second session will be the "Froggy Team Test" where teams will compete amongst themselves in activities related to preservation of frogs. Each member will have to write any creative piece; be it poetry or story narration about frogs. Awards will be given to the students with the most creative works. The second event will be the creative painting/illustration workshop. They will be given some few tricks on imagining and sketching objects. After the lesson, they will each be given plain sheets to imagine and paint/mould images that depict frogs and the protection of amphibians. After 45 minutes, their paintings will be collected, marked, and awards given to deserving students. Event three will be the main show; that is, the inter-school competitions in Frog-singing, frog-dancing, and Frog-rapping. The students from each school will be competing against each other in singing, raping, and dancing. All these activities must narrate relevant issues relating to saving the frogs. The best acts will win prizes. After the winners have been announced, the awards will be handed out and the event will officially come to a close. There will however be a 45 minutes open dancing and socialization for the students before they leave for their homes. The programme will be held at one of the most environmentally friendly recreational gardens in Greater Accra called T-Havana Gardens in Tema, the center of the Greater Accra Region. All schools in the Tema, Ashaiman, PramPram, Dawenya, and Michel Camp vicinities will be invited to compete and partake in the fun activities. The programme will start from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M. The timelines for this programme are as follows:
7-18th April – visitation to schools to inform them about the "Save The Frogs Day" and to help them plan for the activities.
10th to 16th April – invitation letters to special guests.
Friday, 25th of April – TV appearance on TV3's New day.
Saturday, 26th April – Save the Frogs Day.
Promotion & Media Coverage: Focus FM, TV 3, GTV
FOLLOWUP: On the eve of Save The Frogs Day, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana members had the opportunity to attend popular Accra TV Show Music-Music program of over 1,000 live audiences. This occasion was used to invite the general public of Accra to Save The Frogs Day. In partnership with Right to Play Ghana, STF! Ghana organized a fun fair with live music and bouncing castles to engage children between the ages of 3-15 years in Tema-Accra. We saw a massive turn up of about 150 kids for Accra's first Save The Frogs Day Celebration. Our goal for the Accra celebration was to develop kids' creativity to be used as a tool to help spread the amphibian extinction crisis. Creative art contest winners in the art, poetry, literature, short stories categories received STF! Ghana t-shirts and educational materials (info cards, books, colour pencils) as awards. SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana team organized a talk that inspired the kids to take up careers in amphibian biology and also become environmentally conscious citizens. We shared stories about how kids around the world such as Avalon Theisen are helping to save frogs. The most important highlight of the day was the kids pledging to help spread the amphibian conservation message and respect nature.
The Atewa District, which is the only place of the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog, has three STF! Chapters at University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES), Kwabeng and Kibi. All in the name of drawing stakeholders' attention to create the Atewa Hills National Park, for the protection of the Togo Slippery Frog, the three chapters will be brought together to celebrate the Day at Kibi. In joint collaboration with the US Embassy in Ghana and A Rocha Ghana activities planned, amphibian walks to the Atewa Forest, talks, froggy dances and poetry recitals. This programme starts at 9am.
FOLLOWUP: In collaboration with A Rocha Ghana and US Ghana Embassy, events were organized to coincide with this year's Earth Day. The theme for the national event was "Our Forests in harmony with our Cities". As part of an Eco-tour an Amphibian Walk was organized to the only home of the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) at the Atewa Hills Forest Reserve. At workshop at the campus of UCAES SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana team talked about the threats to the survival of the Togo Slippery Frog at the Atewa Hills Forest Reserve, how to prevent those threats including its upgrade into a national park status and maximizing the ecological potential of the reserve. Over 300 people from our two Atewa Chapters: UCAES Chapter and PUC, staff of US Embassy-Ghana, and local students and people attended. We are grateful to the US Embassy-Ghana and A Rocha Ghana for the collaboration.
Photo courtesy US Embassy
We will host a football match between STF! Ghana Football Club and a community youth Football Club. We aim to use this event to draw hundreds of youths and local people from all near-by frog hunting communities. Chiana and Northern Ghana at large is noted for its high consumption rate of frog meat and use as fishing baits. At the soccer grounds we will freely distribute educational materials and give talks to create local people's awareness about amphibian conservation. Before and after the soccer match we will have local people drumming for the frogs around the village market square. Drumming will be accompanied by special froggy dance to be displayed by footballers and other kids. Events start at 2:00 pm at the Chiana SHS Park.
FOLLOWUP: Chiana, one of the largest frog-meat eating towns of Ghana, organized a football match to celebrate Save The Frogs Day. The day was marked as a holiday by the town and other surrounding villages. The friendly match was played between the STF! Ghana FC and the Chiana FC in front of a live audience of over 500 villagers. The event was used to promote our "SAY NO TO FROG MEAT" campaign with a key note address SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Team. We used the occasion to educate the locals about the problems associated with frog exploitations for amphibians, the environment and humans.
The world's first SAVE THE FROGS! Chapter, Kwame Nkrumah University for Development Studies (KNUST), will host the country's first ever FrogFair. On the eve to the FrogFair, we will carry out a 30-minute broadcast about amphibian conservation on Focus FM, the university's radio station, also inviting the whole university community for the celebration. There will also be Morning Frog Walk around the halls of residence on campus while holding placards to educate and announce the celebration. For the FrogFair, there will be speeches, talks, poetry recitals, and art and field photos exhibitions. Postgraduate and undergraduate students being supported by STF! Ghana will give talks and poster presentations respectively on their projects. There will also be an award and handing-over ceremony for final year student officers of the Chapter. This programme starts at 9 am.
FOLLOWUP: At Ghana's premier science university Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the celebration was also used to launch the KNUST Wewe River Amphibian Project (K-WRAP). K-WRAP, is an initiative by SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST Chapter aiming to remove threats to the survival of amphibians found at their university campus Wewe River. The K-WRAP Team Leader, Mr. Kojo Amanfo rallied support of students and the general university community to eliminate threats facing the frogs, which include fuelwood extraction, illegal farming and the dumping of waste into the river causing serious degradation to species habitats. As part of measures, the team will remove invasive weeds, carry out tree planting exercises to restore degraded habitats and through amphibian surveys and water quality analysis, monitor the ecological health of the project site and also launch a wetland campaign on campus. The participants also had the opportunity to listen to renowned Ghanaian conservationists including Prof. William Oduro (Lecturer at KNUST and also a board Chairman for SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana) and David Kwarteng of HERP Ghana. The students were inspired by the speakers to become pacesetters in areas of Ghana's amphibian conservation that is fast becoming popular science.
STF! Ghana Team gave a retrospect of achievements for the past year including the rediscovery of the Ghana's critically endangered Giant Squeaker Frog (Athroleptis krokosua). Personnel of Ghana's leading TV station, TV3 and KNUST Radio Focus FM were present and covered all events live, which they did broadcast to millions of Ghanaians nationwide. We thank the media and Rufford Small Grants for sponsoring the events.
In collaboration with SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana University for Development Studies (UDS) Chapter, we will organize a community durbar of chiefs, local people, opinion leaders and frogmeat traders at a leading frogmeat-eating village (Nanton). The local people's culture is rich with proverbs and folktales about frogs. They will have the chance to narrate these proverbs and stories brining out in them the morale on the need to save the frogs. The local people will be their own judges and select the best story narrators and prizes awarded accordingly. Meanwhile, UDS students will also have the chance to get the local people educated about the need to stop hunting frogs. The programme starts at 9am at the Nanton market square.
These events were funded in part through a $400 Save The Frogs Day Award from SAVE THE FROGS! to PK Dhanam and the PSGR Krishnammal Nursery And Primary School.
We will celebrate Save The Frogs Day by having an interactive session with selected students across India. The event will take place at Hotel Panchavati in Sirsi, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India. It will have a presentation for about 1:30 hr, followed by field excursion. Scheduled to start at 3:00pm local time and end at 8:00pm. For more information email Gururaja at firstname.lastname@example.org
These events at the Rahara Nibedita Art Centre were funded in part through a $400 Save The Frogs Day Award from SAVE THE FROGS! to Apurba Banerjee.
Lucknow University's Department of Zoology is celebrating the 6th annual Save The Frogs Day by holding frog/amphibian related games. There will be prizes! Please come join us around 10 am at Regional science City, Aliganj Lucknow on 26 April 2014. See the event report here. For more information please emai Akhilesh at: email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: On this occasion, U. P. State Biodiversity Board, Lucknow and Biodiversity & Wildlife Conservation Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow conducted various competitions such as Poster making on Paint a pond for your frog, an open quiz and Rangoli Competition on Frogs as aquatic fauna for the students at Regional Science City, Aliganj, Lucknow. About 450 students from 25 schools (Mount fort inter College, Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Mount Carmel School, Awadh Academy Inter College, Sri Ayodhya Singh Memorial Inter College, Tagore Memorial School, MLM School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, T D Girls Inter College, S K D Academy, St. Antony inter College. Hoerner College etc.) Participated in the events with great enthusiasm. Participants were felicitated with wildlife books and mugs as well as posters and pamphlets. During the programme Mrs. Pratibha Singh, Conservator of Forest, U. P .State Biodiversity Board Lucknow, Mr. Umesh Kumar (Project Coordinator in Regional Science City), Dr. Ashish Kumar (Assistant Professor, University of Lucknow) and Dr. Amita Kanaujia (Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow) encouraged the students to save the frogs. More than 20 volunteers from Lucknow University Resarch Scholar like Sonika Kushwah, Akhilesh Kumar & Adesh Kumar and U G and PG Student like Rishi Sakya, Asif, Surbhi Srivastava, Abhishek, Jyoti Yadav, Daya Shanker, Shivangi, Aman Yadav and so many taken part very aunthasiticaly
People for Animals Thoubal, Manipur is a nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare. We will be celebrating Save The Frogs Day at Tamenglong district of Manipur, India. The events scheduled from 25 to 27 of April, 2014. We would conduct the events one after another at 6 hill districts of Manipur (Chandel, Tamenglong, Churachanpur, Senapati, Ukhrul and Jiribam) which is inhabited by tribals who hunt frogs and other wildlife to its maximum. About 60,000 frogs are harvested annually in the state. Our opening events would be held at Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalaya school of Komlathabi and Japhou market both of Chandel district of Manipur. On this day, we will spread frog and wildlife awareness, starting at 11:30 am. Drumming for frogs and wildlife will be conducted at the markets using indigenous tribal drums. We will also have poster campaigns. On the 27th, we will have an expedition at Chakpi river of Chandel naming "Touching the nature". Chakpi river is the main source of frog for the hunters of Chandel and therefore a great opportunity for amphibian education. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
These events were partially funded via an $800 Save The Frogs Day Award from SAVE THE FROGS! to Dr. Krishan Sharma and Vivek Sharma of Save Environment and Welfare of Animals Society.
Western India has lost most of its amphibian breeding grounds. Save Environment and Welfare of Animals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to animal protection and frogs are high on our priority list. Our past three Save The Frogs Day events have brought tremendous awareness, particularly to Indian children. On April 26th, 2014 we are organizing several Save The Frogs Day activities in 25 various locations. We will be educating people of different age groups, educating about 7,000 participants. Those interested in participating are invited to join. The event activities include drawing, essay competition, games like frog race, rally, poster making, seminars, frog pond construction etc. Winners and participants shall be provided prize and certificates. Sparing one day of your year can help save millions of frog lives. For more information, please email Dr. Krishan at email@example.com and visit our web page at www.sewaenvironmentanimals.com
FOLLOWUP: "My Dear Dr. Kerry Kriger, I am happy to inform you that our dedicated voluteers have made the 6th Annual International Save The Frogs day a great success. We observed great enthusiasm among young children for protecting frogs on earth. We will upload videos on youtube with STF link and best photos for the STF website. My greetings once again to all our Save The Frogs International team."
Dr. Suman Pratihar and Dr. Kaushik Deuti (Head, Herpetology division) from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, held lectures and awareness programmes for 128 school students with their teachers from 40 schools in West Bengal, India. Camp coordinator : Prof. Bidhan Chandra Patra.
An event held by the Societas Herpetologica Italica: On April 26th. 2014, we will be releasing rescued tadpoles back into the wild. After the release, Ronni Bessi we will lead a nature walk at the Lod Lake (Aosta, Italy) to learn about amphibians and reptiles in their native habitat. This event is free of charge. It starts at 10am and ends around 12pm. For more information email Ronni at firstname.lastname@example.org
A cura di Ronni Bessi (Societas Herpetologica Italica) e della Struttura Flora Fauna Caccia e Pesca Reg. Valle d'Aosta
"CrapaudsTrekking": visita guidata di una zona umida di particolare pregio naturalistico con varie specie di Anfibi presenti nella stessa e liberazione da parte di tutti i partecipanti di centinaia di girini di rospo recuperati dalla piscina di un campeggio grazie alla collaborazione dei proprietari dello stesso. Evento organizzato dalla Struttura Flora, fauna, caccia e pesca dell'Assessorato Agricoltura e risorse naturali della Regione autonoma Valle d'Aosta
26 aprile 2014, Ore: 10:00 - 12:00
Lago di Lod nel Comune di Antey-Saint-André (AO)
Contatti: per prenotazioni, Segreteria Flora, fauna, caccia e pesca, email@example.com 165 776218 / 0165 776401 firstname.lastname@example.org ; per informazioni Ronni Bessi, coordinatore dell'operazione, email@example.com 338 4530940
A free event held by the Societas Herpetologica Italica: On April 26, 2014, stop by and visit the Amphibian Center and check out our wetland to observe amphibian in their habitat, presentation on amphibians of the district of Bologna and observation of aquatic organisms under light microscope. This event starts at 3pm and ends around 5pm. For more information please check out our webpage at www.centroanfibi.it or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A cura di Alessandro Dall'Alpi, Umberto Fusini e Marco Valli (Societas Herpetologica Italica), ARTe-Anfibi Rettili Territorio e LIPU Pianoro.
Visita guidata del Centro Anfibi di Pianoro e del suo laboratorio didattico con proiezione di una presentazione sugli Anfibi del Bolognese e possibilità di osservare al microscopio ottico alcuni organismi acquatici. A seguire visita guidata dell'area umida gestita dall'associazione Anfibi Rettili Territorio per l'osservazione diretta degli Anfibi nel loro habitat.
26 aprile 2014, Ore: 15:00 - 17:00
Centro Anfibi di Pianoro, Piazza Garibaldi 1, Pian di Macina, 40065 Pianoro (Bologna)
Info: www.centroanfibi.it - email@example.com
A free event held by the Societas Herpetologica Italica:
Frogs are not just cute, they are an integral part of our ecosystem. We'll give the adults and children an opportunity to learn about the environment, frogs and amphibians. During this event we'll see an educational presentation about amphibian ecology, conservation and about the work of the Park to protect these animals. The event will take place on April 26, 2014 from 9-11pm. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A cura di Alessandro Monti (Societas Herpetologica Italica)
Le rane non sono solo animali carini e piacevoli. Essi sono parte integrante del nostro ecosistema. Daremo ad adulti e bambini la possibilità di conoscere l'ambiente, le rane e gli anfibi in genere. Durante questo evento vedremo una presentazione interattiva riguardo l'ecologia degli anfibi, la loro conservazione e le progettualità realizzate dal Parco locale per tutelare questi animali
26/04/2014, Ore: 21:00 - 22:30
Consorzio Parco del Lura - Via IV Novembre 9a - 22071 Cadorago fraz. Caslino al Piano - CO
Info: email@example.com - 349.5645586 dott. Alessandro Monti
A free event held by the Societas Herpetologica Italica: On Save The Frogs Day April 26, 2014, we will have a presentation titled: "Conservation and Protection of the Amphibians of the State Natural Reserve "Le Cesine- Oasi WWF". At sunset, visitors will be guided to the discovery of the species that inhabit the wetlands and other habits of the Oasis. The event begins at 5pm and ends around 8pm. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A cura di Cristiano Liuzzi (Societas Herpetologica Italica)
Incontro con i partecipanti e presentazione dal titolo: "Conservazione e Tutela degli Anfibi nella Riserva Naturale dello Stato Le Cesine –Oasi WWF".
Al tramonto, i partecipanti verranno accompagnati in un escursione alla scoperta delle specie che popolano le paludi e gli altri habitat dell'Oasi.
26/04/2014, Ore: 17:00 - 20:00
Riserva Naturale dello Stato Le Cesine - Oasi WWF; Vernole (LE).
A free event held by the Societas Herpetologica Italica:
We will observe frogs in a restored pond at Peloritani Mountains to learn about these amphibians, their habitat, their benefits in the ecosystem and how we can preserve and support them. The event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information contact Dalila at email@example.com
Time: 26 April 2014, 10:00 - 13:30
A cura di Dalila Giacobbe e Salvo Restivo (Societas Herpetologica Italica): Incontro sulla conoscenza degli Anfibi presenti sui Monti Peloritani, il loro indispensabile ruolo ecologico, le principali cause del loro declino e le possibili misure da adottare per la loro salvaguardia, sottolineando l'importanza delle aree umide.
Visite guidate allo stagno del Centro Polifunzionale per l'osservazione in campo degli Anfibi presenti e delle altre specie animali e vegetali che lo popolano.
26 April 2014, Ore 10:00 - 13:30
Centro Polifunzionale, Messina: seguire le indicazioni per Colle San Rizzo, svoltare in direzione Dinnammare e seguire le indicazioni per il Centro Polifunzionale.
This free event is being held by Societas Herpetologica Italica. We will have afternoon and nightly excursion dedicated to the discovery and exploration of amphibians in their natural environment. We will begin with a short series of meetings to get closer to the Amphibian and Reptile world. Event and meetings are supported and promoted by the WWF Section of Oristano. The meeting starts at 3:30 and ends at 6:30pm on April 26, 2014. Outdoor excursion begin at 8:30 and end at 10:30pm. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A cura di Lara Bassu, Valeria Nulchis e Maurizio Porcu (Societas Herpetologica Italica - Sezione Sardegna) e WWF Oristano. Escursione pomeridiana e notturna dedicata alla scoperta ed esplorazione di alcuni ambienti di vita degli Anfibi e dei loro canti d'amore – Appuntamento di apertura di una breve serie di Incontri di avvicinamento al mondo degli Anfibi e dei Rettili.
Evento ed Incontri sostenuti e promossi dal WWF Sezione di Oristano.
26 aprile 2014, Pomeriggio ore:15:30 - 18:30, Notte ore: 20:30 - 22:30
Ambienti umidi naturali e seminaturali attorno al Golfo di Oristano
Info: SHI Sezione Sardegna, 'tilighelta' – email@example.com
A free event held by the Societas Herpetologica Italica: On April 26, 2014, we will give a powerpoint presentation on the local amphibians of the Campagna Romana and the relationship between the Natural Reserve of Marcigliana and the offshoot of the Cornicolani Mountains, north-east of Rome city area. This small territory is highly fragmented, with spots of mesoxerophilous wood, cultivated land, urban and suburban areas. We will discuss our 45 years of data collection and discussed the presence of 10 species. Some of these species are extremely important to our ecological and conservational viewpoints: Salamandrina perspicillata, Bufo balearicus, Rana dalmatina, R. italica, Hyla intermedia. A possible integration of the ecological network system is discussed and a "buffer zone" is postulated with the aim to preserve habitat and zoocenosis of particular interest. If you want to learn more about our native amphibians and current management practices, please join our powerpoint presentation on April 26. 2014 from 4-7pm.
For more information please email Pierangelo at firstname.lastname@example.org
A cura di Pierangelo Crucitti e Stefano Doglio (Societas Herpetologica Italica) e della Società Romana di Scienze Naturali. Gli Anfibi di aree protette della campagna romana a nord-est dell'area urbana di Roma: status e problemi di conservazione di faune in territori frammentati
26 aprile 2014 Ore 16:00 - 19:00
Sede dell'evento: "Villa Esmeralda" - Società Romana di Scienze Naturali SRSN. Via Fratelli Maristi 43, 00137 Roma: 14° km della Via Nomentana, uscita GRA sulla Via Nomentana
Info: Prof. Pierangelo Crucitti, SRSN, tel. / fax 06 41400494
This year at EIS school, in Rosa, Italy, two year 6 classes, (6A and 6B) were involved with 'save the frogs' project for the very first time. We celebrated the international day of save the frogs on 29th April with our stand at our school. 6A and 6B pupils worked incredibly hard in illustrating the problems frogs face on their posters which we put up on our stand for all the school to see, read and learn. They researched for 3 -4 lessons and made worksheets about frogs all around the world, including Italian frogs and why frogs are important in our world. Our posters were up in the hall for at least three weeks prior the event. These classes came up with ingenious ways of raising money which will go as donations to save the frog association. We sold cakes, biscuits and drinks, bookmarks and bracelets, all made by the students and /or family members. It is a small step perhaps but it is nevertheless an important way to raise our awareness of the fragile ecosystem of our world and our impact on it. It is also an important lesson to show our students that they able to do something positive , constructive and active in changing ideas. Indeed it is a powerful lesson for all of us. A lesson of empowerment and understanding of our roles and our children's roles in our world. It is hoped that through their work and the involvement of the whole school the plight of the amphibian world is highlighted. The project, mirroring the work that the save the frogs founder, Dr. Kerry Kriger has inspired, will increase awareness of the drastic decrease of frog populations around the world. To the classes 6A and 6B: well done in raising $250 for SAVE THE FROGS!
Sarà celebrato sabato 26 aprile c.a. il 6° Annual di Save The Frogs Day, la Giornata Mondiale delle Rane. L'evento è impostato per essere la più grande giornata di educazione e conservazione degli anfibi nella storia del pianeta. In occasione della 6^ edizione di "Save the frogs day" anche quest'anno gli Amici della Terra Italia, in qualità di Ente gestore delle Riserve naturali regionali del Lago di Tarsia e della Foce del Crati, hanno aderito all'iniziativa promuovendo una serie di attività di sensibilizzazione ed informazione rivolte ai giovani, alle scolaresche e ai cittadini. Per l'edizione 2014 l'Ente gestore delle Riserve ha promosso, in collaborazione con il proprio Centro di Esperienza Ambientale della Rete InFEA, un programma di eventi che va da sabato 26 a mercoledì 30 aprile. Le attività previste riguardano l'informazione, l'educazione e la sensibilizzazione presso il Centro Visitatori delle Riserve di Palazzo Rossi di Tarsia ed escursioni e visite guidate nelle Riserve Lago di Tarsia e del Foce del Crati, per osservare rane e rospi nei loro habitat. Nelle Riserve sono presenti 6 delle 7 specie di Anuri (rane e rospi) censite in Calabria, a testimonianza del valore ambientale e della straordinaria biodiversità, che queste due aree protette custodiscono. Sul portale web www.riservetarsiacrati.it è possibile sfogliare la guida «Rane & Rospi delle Riserve del Lago di Tarsia e della Foce del Crati»
Ulteriori informazioni presso gli Uffici delle Riserve o sul portale web www.riservetarsiacrati.it
Amphibians are of fundamental importance for biodiversity. We successfully celebrated the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day here in Tarsia. On the occasion of 2014 Save The Frogs Day, Friends of the Earth Italy, as the managing body of the regional nature reserves Inlay Lake and the mouth of the crater, have promoted from 26 to 30 April, a series of activities awareness-raising and information campaigns aimed at young people, schools and citizens. The initiatives were held at the Visitor Center of Rossi Palace of Tarsia - educational and scientific center of the reserve where, especially, the students, accompanied by their teachers, participated in the activity of information and awareness prepared by the staff of the manager reserves. We produced the publication "Frogs & Toads of Reserves of Lake Tarsia and the Mouth of the Crater". The participants and schools listened to the sound guide "Songs of frogs and toads to learn how to recognize them." Several have been hiking in the reserve to observe frogs and toads in their habitat and listen to their songs.
E' stato celebrato con successo nelle Riserve naturali regionali del Lago di Tarsia e della Foce del Crati il 6° Annual di Save The Frogs Day, la Giornata Mondiale delle Rane. In occasione dell'edizione 2014 di Save the frogs day gli Amici della Terra Italia, in qualità di Ente gestore delle Riserve naturali regionali del Lago di Tarsia e della Foce del Crati, hanno promosso, dal 26 al 30 aprile c.a., una serie di attività di sensibilizzazione ed informazione rivolte ai giovani, alle scolaresche e ai cittadini. Le iniziative si sono svolte presso il Centro Visitatori di Palazzo Rossi di Tarsia – polo didattico-scientifico delle Riserve dove, soprattutto, le scolaresche, accompagnate dai relativi docenti, hanno partecipato all'attività di informazione e sensibilizzazione curata dal personale dell'Ente gestore delle Riserve.
E' stata proiettata la pubblicazione "Rane & Rospi delle Riserve del Lago di Tarsia e della Foce del Crati". Ancora ai partecipanti e alle scolaresche in particolare è stata fatta ascoltare la guida sonora "Canti di rane e rospi per imparare a riconoscerli". Diverse sono state le escursioni nella Riserva per osservare rane e rospi nei loro habitat ed ascoltare i loro canti. Gli Anfibi fra tutti i Vertebrati sono quelli maggiormente esposti e più minacciati. La pressione antropica, l'uso di pesticidi, l'immissione di specie esotiche, l'introduzione di pesci per allevamento e pesca sportiva, l'alterazione e la distruzione di habitat, l'inquinamento di vario genere, i cambiamenti climatici, mettono in serio pericolo, le popolazioni di queste specie.
Salvare questa fauna è di fondamentale importanza per la biodiversità. Infatti, gli anfibi, da ottimi bio-indicatori, svolgono un ruolo importante negli equilibri dell'ambiente. Nelle Riserve sono presenti 6 delle 7 specie di Anuri (rane e rospi) censite in Calabria, a testimonianza del valore ambientale e della straordinaria biodiversità, che queste due aree protette custodiscono.
Tarsia (Cs)-Italy, 30 aprile 2014
Amici della Terra Italia
Ente gestore Riserve Tarsia-Crati
As our first Save The Frogs Day event, we will have an open day to educate and spread the word to students, their parents, friends and fellow teachers, the plight of frogs. Two of my classes have prepared posters and information sheets which will be hung in the school hall. The event will be on the 29th of April and we are planning on raising money through donations and selling cakes/biscuits, etc. Furthermore, my students are also preparing worksheets for the elementary school children so they can fill in by reading the posters and information sheets. For more information please email Alev at: email@example.com
The Universiti Malaysia Sarawak is celebrating Save The Frogs Day on 26 April by raising public awareness of amphibian decline. Our biggest goal is educating the local public on the need to protect the frogs and amphibians of Sarawak and of South-east Asia. Our first activity is a "frog race", which will include talks on amphibians conservation and exhibits of sights and sounds. The Race entails participants walking a trail at the Mount Serapi foothills within Kubah National Park, for a period of 2 hours, and returning with digital images of amphibians. Please register for the race here! Prizes (books on amphibians and natural history, book vouchers, cash and special prizes) and certificates (jointly by UNIMAS and the Sarawak Forestry Corporation will be given to participants for the following categories:
1. Most number of amphibian species found
2. Rarest amphibian found
3. Best amphibian photo taken (in the DSLR camera, compact camera and mobile phone categories)
This is open to the general public and is located at the Kubah National Park, Matang (close to Kuching city, the capital of Sarawak State, Malaysia). This event will be jointly-organized by the Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, UNIMAS and Sarawak Forestry Corporation. For more information please visit the official race page or email Sing Tyan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There were 126 participants from 16 different countries (volunteers included) but not all joined the race. Some were cheering on or helping their friends and relatives. Some foreign tourists came after reading about the race in an in-flight magazine, advertisements, Facebook or Twitter. The youngest participant was seven and the oldest probably near 70 years and he was very enthusiastic, coming all the way from Sibu and asking lots of questions. He had a great time participating in the race. He got the prize for the most enthusiastic participant.
Hylarana raniceps photograph by Lau Ngie Chuong:
This park has recorded 61 species of frogs. Everywhere in the world, including Malaysia, new species of frogs are being found. There was also an exhibition on frogs with nice pictures and tadpoles where students gave explanations to the participants. This photo by Nurul Amirah Hassan won best amphibian photo taken with a mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy S3), a beautiful Staurois guttatus:
2014 is the second consecutive year that we will celebrate the Save The Frogs Day in Tepic, Nayarit (western Mexico). As professor of the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit (UAN), I am coordinating a series of events. For more information please email Dr. Victor Luja at: email@example.com
-- Saturday April 26. Seminar: "Amphibians of Nayarit" by Cr. Víctor H. Luja (UAN; STF advisory committee). Organized by the local NGO VOLUNTAD ORGANIZADA.
-- Monday April 28. 17:00 h Video presentation: "Frogs, inhabitants of two wolds" at UAN. 17:30 h Seminar "Amphibians" by the Biol. Roberto Rojo at UAN. 18:00 h Inauguration of the Photo Expo "Amphibians of Nayarit" by Víctor H. Luja at UAN.
-- Tuesday April 29. 8:00- 18:00 h Photo Expo "Amphibians of Nayarit" by Víctor H. Luja at UAN. 17:00 h Seminar: "Amphibians of Nayarit" by Víctor H. Luja at UAN. 20:00 h Amphibian search on the field with 10 volunteers. Guides: Biol. Roberto Rojo and Dr. V. H. Luja.
- Wednesday April 30. 8:00- 18:00 h Photo Expo "Amphibians of Nayarit" by Víctor H. Luja at UAN. 16:00 h. Workshops "Recycled frogs" by NGO Ecologizate al 100 and the students of Tourism at UAN.
FOLLOWUP: Read the event report here.
Friends of Nature (FoN) Nepal is organizing its first dissemination workshop on Save The Frogs Day April 26, 2014. The event will be taking place at Hotel Star Banquet Pvt. Ltd. Ratna Nagar, Chitwan. Participants of our event will be national and local media person as well as personnel working in the conservation sector. The main purpose of this workshop is to spread amphibian education awareness and raise conservation efforts. Media coverage is the best way to inform general public about frogs' importance. The event will have one session of presentation by FoN Nepal's staff - Biraj Shrestha. Please contact Biraj Shrestha at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information!
FOLLOWUP: On April 27, Friends of Nature (FON) Nepal observed ‘Save The Frogs Day 2014’ by holding first dissemination workshop at Ratna Nagar, Chitwan. It is the first celebration by FON Nepal about the special amphibians’ day. A press meet was organized on the occasion along with the participation of local conservationists. Biraj Shrestha - staff of FON Nepal made keynote presentation about amphibians, their diversity, status, importance, threats, recommendations and so forth in the context of Nepal. To make the session more informative, we provided handouts (press note & fact sheet) to all the participants.
Companions for Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal (CARON) is going to organize the 'Second National Seminar on Frogs' on the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day. CARON is inviting research based papers from national and international scholars to present during the seminar. Scholars are also encouraged to present their field based conservation ideas and experiences. The paper must be based on work in Nepal. For more information please email Madan Krishna at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event was partially funded through a $500 Save The Frogs Day Award from SAVE THE FROGS!.
To mark the global Save The Frogs Day on April 26th 2014, Environmental Graduates in Himalaya are organizing a 'National Symposium on Frogs' on 29th April, 2014. There will be two sessions on the symposium:
Session I: Celebration with School Kids (9 am -1pm)
For this symposium, 65 school students from 13 schools (private and government) of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality will participate in different practical sessions like poetry, drawing competition, and frog race. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) from each session will be provided with the prize/gift. Moreover, there will be short documentary show related to the ecology and importance of the frogs. Finally, there will also be a photo exhibition on frogs comprising painting done by the school students. Thus this celebration will help to aware the school students about the importance of frogs.
Session II: SYMPOSIUM (After 2pm till 5 pm)
EGH invites all students and experts conducting research on amphibians (Frogs, Toads, Newts, and Salamanders) to participate and share their findings relating to amphibians' ecology, diversity, diseases, threats, extinction etc. Different graduates as well as experts from the similar field will present their research paper or discussion for identifying the conservation issues of the frogs along with the possible future strategies for their conservation and management. All interested candidates are most welcome. Free Registration.
Venue: Dr. Pralad Yonzon Memorial Conservation Chautari, Nayabato,
For more details contact:
Upama K.C., Coordinator,
Environmental Graduates in Himalaya (EGH)
Naya bato, Sanepa Ring Road
GPO Box 2448, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 5537502
FOLLOWUP: Save the Frogs Day 2014, was celebrated on 29th April by Environmental Graduates in Himalaya in collaboration with Save The Frogs.Com, National Trust For Nature Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Nepal, Dr Pasang Y Sherpa, Nepal Investment Bank Limited and Resources Himalaya Foundation. This year frog day was marked with two events as "Celebration with school kids" and "National symposium on Frogs".
Session I: "Celebration with school kids"
11 different government and private schools participated from Madhyapur Thimi Municipality given as Active English Secondary School, Adarsha Layaku, Adarsha Sanothimi, Balpremi, Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur English Secondary School, Ganesh Secondary School, Glad stone, Holy Garden English Secondary School, Naulo Jyoti and Om Gyan Mandir.Five students and one teacher from each school took part in a program. Ms Patanjali Yonzon Shrestha, Programe Officer, Resources Himalaya Foundation addressed welcome note to all the participants. To create livelier environment, short video clips on "Ecosystem", "Threats" and "Different types of Frogs in Nepal" was shown and a workshop for students was also conducted to broaden their knowledge towards frog's importance in the ecosystem. As an output to the imagination about frogs, students painted frogs and the environment in the Art competition. After the art competition, students were ready to compete for inter school Frog Race. Students were happy and cherished their joyful moment and had face painting with priceless smiles on their face. Finally the session I came to an end with the prize distribution to all the winners and closing remarks by Ms Patanjali Yonzon Shrestha.
Session II: National Symposium on Frogs
This session was chaired by Mr Govinda Gajurel, Member Secretary, NTNC. Ms Anju Rana, Project manager – AEESM, Resources Himalaya Foundation expressed out her welcome speech to all the distinguished guests and participants. Mr Alok Pradhan, EGH member shared his video clips on Frogs which was documented from Chisapaani,Sundarijal. Mr Kamal Raj Gosai – Incharge,Environment Science Department Head, Khwopa College, TU made a remarkable and a very iconic presentation on "Frogs Distribution, Habitat preference and folklores". He shared national and global folklores about the Frogs. For example in newari community we do have culture of feeding rice to frogs just after harvesting called as "byan: ja: nakegu", which reflects the respect and protection towards species. In this way he shared his outcomes of frog survey at Bhaktapur which indicated the high chance of getting frogs diversity in Bhaktapur city too. The next presenter was Mr. Alok Pradhan, shared some of his knowledge on Frogs and Research Methodologies on Amphibians Survey. Mr Kanak Mani Dixit, Editor and the Founder of Himal South Asia Magazine shared some of his few words on "Frogs and Human Polity" which was really valuable note and brainstorming types of sharing. He addressed the changing environment, climate change and human activities impact on loss of species and diversity. Mr Govinda Gajurel also gave out his short speech on frog's role and importance to our environment. He said that it's not the matter of considering only the mega species but also the minor species have also inevitable role in our survival. Concluding all the presentations from the distinguished guests, there was an announcement of Photography competition winner. Mr. Suraj Baral from Department of Zoology, TU became the first prize winner receiving NRs 5000 as a cash prize from the organizers. Vote of thanks was given by Mr Madan Rai, Board Member,RHF and Ms Patanjali Yonzon SHrestha, Programme Officer,RHF. Finally Frog Day – 2014 came to an end with the closing remarks by Mr Prasanna Yonzon, CEO, Wildlife Conservation Nepal. The day will be memorized as the diversified event day with children, youth and many distinguishes personalities. We hope this day will be successful at least to imprint a bit awareness among all of us towards Frogs protection which is declining in number at an alarming rate.
The Wetlands Sector of Chad Basin National Park Dagona is organizing a Save The Frogs Day event on the 26th of April, 2014. Conservation Clubs from Primary & Secondary Schools in Bade, Karasuwa and Nguru Local Government areas of Yobe state are invited. Also village Chiefs and local people engaged in frog business are invited and Nigerian Conservation Foundation (LoTe) Nguru wetlands Project Office. There will be a Lecture on the importance of frogs in the Ecosystem. A short film on the significance of frogs in our environment will also be presented. Finally, there will be a trip to the Ox-bow lake area of the prominent Dagona waterfowl Sanctuary. This event is being funded by the Chad Basin National Parks.
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Chad Basin National Park's Camp Dagona, bade local government area, Yobe state Nigeria. Time: 9:00am
For more information please email Dahiru Aliyu, Conservation Education Officer at email@example.com
Did you know New Zealand has four species of native frogs? Did you know only the Hochstetter's frog is found in the Auckland region? Our frogs are pretty unique. They are croak-less, tadpole-less, and unfortunately helpless to threats like habitat destruction and introduced predators. You can learn more about our native frogs at Frog Fun Day on 26 April in Warkworth. Frog face painting, frog story telling and other fun frog related activities will transform you and your family in to 'frog fans'. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Lucy Moore Memorial Park Saturday April 26th, 10a-2pm.
Here's the event report! Here's an mp3 of SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger's message to the participants. Read this news article 47 kids vow to save the frogs.
Almargem is a 25 year old environmental NGO in Algarve- the southern province of Portugal. Almargem is for the first time commemorating Save The Frogs Day on April 25, 2014.
We will start with a morning walk, open to the public, around "Nave do Barão". This is one of the most important breeding sites for amphibians in the "Barrocal", the karstic region of Algarve. Participants will visit the ephemeral pond that forms every year in the bottom of this huge "polje", where they will be able to observe the present amphibian species. Furthermore, Almargem will launch a campaign to protect the increasingly threatened 13 species of amphibians that inhabit the Algarve. With the help of participants and local council, we will survey for mortality hotspots in roads. For more information check out our Save The Frogs Day event webpage or email João at: email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: Beautiful day of spring in Nave do Barão, one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in Barrocal, the carstic region of Algarve. The participants (around 40) in the walk organized by Almargem, made a stop near the polje lake, that was not full, to investigate the species present. Some amphibians and fairy shrimps (Branchiopoda) were the centre of all attentions.The event was publicized in the media. Furthermore, Almargem sent an inquiry to all the municipal mayors of Algarve concerning the local situation of amphibians. We are still processing that information.
Our organization Anfíbios & Répteis de Portugal is celebrating Save The Frogs Day April 26,2014. We invite you to come and learn about our threatened amphibians. The Vila do Conde is an important area for amphibians and for amphibian conservation. There are 15 species of amphibians in this region and many are threatened or near threatened. At this event we will explain to the local public the importance of amphibian conservation and how they can help. Late in the evening we are going to do a field trip through the South Coast Protected Landscape of Vila do Conde to try to see some animals! The event will take place at the Environmental Interpretation and Monitoring Center of Vila do Conde, Portugal. For more information please email Vaco Flores Cruz at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program for April 26, 2014:
20.45 Welcome and reception of participants
21.00 Lecture about amphibian conservation
22.00 Field trip through the South Coast Protected Landscape of Vila do Conde
Diepsloot is an impoverished township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, and is home to the giant bullfrog. Many residents, especially children, do not understand frogs and as a result they kill them out of ignorance or fear. The Wot-if? Trust, in conjunction with Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Program will be celebrating International Save The Frogs Day at the Father Louis Blondel Youth Centre in Diepsloot. We have invited local schools to submit artwork or poems that tell us about frogs and how or why we should save them. We have secured wonderful prizes and have had the most amazing response from the children of Diepsloot. The event will take place from 1100 to 1500 on the 26th of April 2014. Please contact Gail Styger on 083 625 3929 or email@example.com for more information.
FOLLOWUP: "Our event was a HUGE success!! We had over 280 children participate and we had about 50 Poems and pieces of art. A local reptile centre loaned Bully the Bullfrog to us and he was a big hit. Many children had not seen a frog up close before. We also had a local celebrity entertain the children by getting them to do frog poses, jumps and frog sounds. The Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots facilitators gave the children workbooks with clues to find out about frogs and our friends from the Cheetah Centre (who run a conservation education programme) did some wonderful work with the children which incorporated the Bullfrog. The event has created a real awareness of the plight of frogs and a commitment from the children of Diepsloot to take action. This is only the beginning. Thank you so much for your inspiration and we look forward to being part of this event next year. Warm regards, Gail and the Team."
Generation Earth Diepsloot Leap Science and Maths School ran an awareness campaign to demystify the misconceptions of frogs with the learners at schools as well as the community members. Posters were made and given put to community members and placed up at school for the week leading up to Save The Frogs Day up until world Enviro day coming soon in June. Gugulethu and Bonele initiated this campaign in their informal community.
On April 26, 2014, the National Taiwan University is having a lecture on frogwatching and an Introduction to Forest Biodiversity. There are 36 students from different departments and institutions attending. We will begin frog-watching at He-She Nature Education Area, Xinyi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan (R.O.C.). For more information please contact Cheng-En at: firstname.lastname@example.org
19:00~20:00 Ecology and Frogs Survey (Outdoor / Group A)
Morphology and Character of frogs (Indoor / Group B)
20:00~21:00 Ecology and Frogs Survey (Outdoor / Group B)
Morphology and Character of Frogs (Indoor / Group A)
21:00~22:00 Discussion the relationship of Frogs, Nature and Human.
(1) Ecology and Frog Survey: We focus on the habitat, behavior, and ecology of frogs. The students learn where to search, how to find, and understand what the frogs are doing. We also record the species and abundance.
(2) Morphology and Character of Frogs: We prepare 6 frogs for students to observe. They have to describe the characteristics by themselves. According to their observation, they would create a new common name for the frogs.
(3) Discussion- The relationship of Frogs, Nature and Human: We will discuss 6 relationships of the three components, including frogs to human, human to frogs, nature to frogs, frogs to nature, human to nature and nature to human.
This event was being partially funded through a $533 Save The Frogs Day Award from SAVE THE FROGS!.
We are organizing an event that focuses on raising awareness of students, staff and the general public about threats facing amphibians. The event will be organized by the Department of Conservation Biology and will be held at the University of Dodoma (UDOM) on 26th April, 2014. There will be a public lecture at the University which will focus on the following topics:
• Diversity and conservation status of amphibians worldwide and in Tanzania.
• Threats facing amphibians in the world and in Tanzania.
• Why amphibian conservation matters?
• What should we do to conserve amphibians?
We will prepare and distribute stickers and booklets advocating amphibian conservation to the participants. The stickers will be designed to spread the word about frogs wherever they go. Since amphibians that occur in Dodoma Region are poorly known to students and other people, we are planning to teach amphibian survey techniques to students and involve them in surveying the amphibian species around the university campus and a nearby Mkalama pond. This activity is planned to be held from mid March to April 2014 and its report will be presented on 26th April along with the public lecture during the commemoration of the Save The Frogs Day. We will also organize a trip to Mkalama pond after the talk on 26th April to advocate conservation of amphibian habitats. For more information please email Flora at email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: "I am happy to inform you that our event for Save The Frogs Day at the University of Dodoma was conducted well as planned. On 26th April we had a public lecture about the amphibian crisis with particular emphasis on conservation status and threats to amphibians in Tanzania and how we can help to save them. We also had trip to a nearby pond to advocate conservation of amphibian habitats. I have attached a Powerpoint presentation of the lecture which I prepared for the event. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you again for funding the event. I am very thankful to SAVE THE FROGS! for the financial support and to all the staff and students at the University of Dodoma who made the event so successful."
-- Ignas Safari, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Conservation Biology, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma - Tanzania
This is our 3rd year in a row that we celebrate Save The Frogs Day. Because we are a Pre-school (children ages 2.5 - 6 years old ) we are celebrating our event in the classrooms or school gardens (we have 3 branches in the city). The children are encouraged to wear any frog related clothes or costumes, bring toy frogs and prepare posters for their classes. The teachers explain and show videos of what is happening to frogs around the World and what we can do. The art teacher has a lesson where they draw their own frog pictures. Photos are taken of these events and posted on my School Biology Club page in our monthly school magazine and on FB for parents to follow. We hope this will spread the word about amphibian decline to parents and students. For more information about our event please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hop along today to decorate your own tropical frog. Wildlife charity Froglife is running this fun, creative event for all ages to help spread their conservation messages. Join us at the London Wetlands Centre from 10am-4pm on Saturday 26th of April to learn more about the fascinating amphibian species that we share our planet with, and what can be done to save them. Visit the London Wetlands Centre website for more details.
Froglife is running an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to celebrate International Save The Frogs Day 2014. We'll be running pond dipping sessions in Kelvingrove Park at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. We'll also be running activities in the Environment Discovery Centre in the Kelvingrove Museum from 14:00-16:00. Come along and chat to us about amphibians from around the world, paint your own tropical frog model, try out our interactive games and meet some of our native amphibians. These activities are all free and are suitable for the whole family. For more information click here.
The Stirling University Biology Society, SubAqua Club and Nature Society will join forces on the 5th of May for Conservation Awareness Day to carry out a day-long event, aimed to inform and inspire the student body and staff about declining biodiversity. There will be several stalls in the main Atrium of the Stirling University Campus, each of which will be specialising in informing about a specific endangered ecosystem, class, order or species. This will be an event mainly focused on public outreach, but the different stalls will also be fundraising for selected charities and NGOs. Between these, there will be SAVE THE FROGS! at an information stall about endangered frogs and toads. We hope that this event will be inspirational and constructive for all the students and staff, as well as the general public.The event starts at 9am and ends around 4:30pm. The event is free for both students and the general public. For more information please contact Claudia Santori at email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: "The Conservation Awareness Day that we organised at the University of Stirling went very well. I was personally representing savethefrogs! and spreading the word about frogs' endangered status and conservation. I got to speak with several students and members of the public, give flyers and raise some - little - funds. I had great fun and everyone enjoyed the event!"
Former SAVE THE FROGS! Romania event organizer and manager Alex Stadler will be holding the 2014 Save The Frogs Day event in Holywells Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom, as part of the Ipswich Wildlife Watch. The event is open to all children aged 6-12, and their parents or other responsible person as well as guests. The event starts at 10:00 and runs until 12:00. We will be exploring the park, talking about what we know and what we can do for amphibians and frogs in general. We will try to spot some offspring for local frogs in the park's ponds and we will learn to do Origami frogs thanks to former co-organiser of STF Romania, Anca Stadler. We will try to take some pictures with our huge flag, and do some other Spring and frog related activities. For more information please contact Alex at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be hosting a small event for International Save the Frogs Day at Bewdley Museum in England on April 26th. Everyone is very welcome and there is no admission charge. We have a lovely herb garden and a pond brimming with frogs and tadpoles, and staff will be around to hopefully get visitors up close and chat about ways in which our community can help nature along. We're planning craft activities for a small charge for children which will be running from 12-3pm. For more information please contact Alison at email@example.com
FOLLOWUP: We set up a table near our pond and randomly fished out some pond life which we put in small bath, so children could look closer with magnifying glasses. No frogs (although we do have some) - but plenty of may fly nymphs, waterboat men and a newt. The children loved the newt, although one toddler insisted it was a shark! Ran a few craft activities (photos) and have also sent a couple of of pics of the A4 laminated sheets set up on a display board. They were aimed at children, although interestingly a lot of adults stopped to chat to us, and have been advised to look at STF website.
In an effort to assist dedicated volunteers and ensure they have the financial resources to hold their Save The Frogs Day events, SAVE THE FROGS! annually provides Save The Frogs Day Awards to talented conservationists. We chose these eight winners based on their past history of event successes; how well written their proposals were; and the impact their event is expected to have. This year's winners are:
- India: Apurba Banerjee, Rahara Nibedita Art Centre, $400
- India: PK Dhanam, PSGR Krishnammal Nursery And Primary School, $400
- India: Dr. Krishan Sharma, Save Environment and Welfare of Animals Society, $800
- Tanzania: Ignas Safari, University of Dodoma, $533
- Mexico: Dr. Victor Luja, SAVE THE FROGS! Mexico, $905 (courtesy Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal)
- Bangladesh: Nurul Islam, SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh, $2680
- Ghana: Gilbert Adum, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, $2,000
- Nepal: KC Upama, Environmental Graduates in Himalaya, Nepal, $500
"On behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! volunteers of this part of India I convey thank for this funding and assure you to utilize it for saving frogs by various activities proposed to reach more than 7,000 people." -- Dr. Krishan Sharma; Save Environment and Welfare of Animals, Rajasthan India
"We assure you that we will work hard and use this fund in wise way for generating awareness to save the frogs. We are planning to involve as many people and students as possible in the mission to save the frogs" -- KC Upama
Please link to http://savethefrogs.com/day - Thanks!
The official frog of Save The Frogs Day 2014 is Pristimantis palmeri. These amazing frogs live in the forest in the Dapa reserve near Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.
Art courtesy Nick Gustafson.
Please register for the official Save The Frogs Day Webinar, April 26th 11am-12pm San Francisco time! SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a presentation on Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century and answer all your frog related questions!
Register here and please spread the word!
Please order a Save The Frogs Day Official Poster! You can order the posters on our SAVE THE FROGS! Posters webpage.
Huge thanks to Nature's Path for donating $3,000 to fund our Save The Frogs Day events in Mexico, USA and Canada, and to 138 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who contributed $8,125 to fund our events overseas!
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Thanks to Russell Mclendon from Mother Nature news for writing this Save The Frogs Day article.