Your Official Guide To Save The Frogs Day 2010
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Your Official Guide to Save The Frogs Day 2010 has arrived! Please download a copy, enjoy the read, and forward it on to everyone you know.
This guide was published as our April 2010 Members Newsletter. If you enjoy reading it, please support our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts by becoming an Official Member of SAVE THE FROGS! -- all members get a free 12-month subscription to the newsletter, which contains photos, stories, and articles not found on the website!
Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS Volunteer Barbara Flaherty for her invaluable graphic design assistance on this project!
World Map of Save The Frogs Day Events
Just click and zoom to get more information on any event! There are actually twice as many events taking place as shown on the map, we just can't keep up with them as registrations have been coming in so fast the last 48 hours! We currently have 64 registered events in 19 countries -- and an untold number of unregistered events! Please be sure to register your event if you have not yet done so.
Thanks to Dave Urbanic of Zoomify for making the Zoomifiable World Map!
Save The Frogs on Martha Stewart - Sirius Radio
I will be on Martha Stewart Living Radio (Sirius 112/XM 157) this Save The Frogs Day (Friday April 30th) at 4:30pm US Eastern Time (1:30 PST). Maggie Mistal, host of “Making a Living with Maggie" will interview me about ways to focus one's career on a cause or passion. Maggie is a career coach whom CNN has called one of the nation's best known career coaches. Tune in, turn on, SAVE THE FROGS!
Save The Frogs Day Webinar
“How long do frogs live? How many types of frogs are there? What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? Why are frogs disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save them?” I will answer all these questions and more as I introduce people around the world to The Wild World of Frogs in this inaugural Save The Frogs Day Webinar. The slideshow presentation features many of my photos of amphibians from around the world, and I will outline my vision for the future. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.
When? Friday April 30th at 2:30pm US Pacific Time. Find out your local time here.
This very special Save The Frogs Day Webinar is free, but space is limited, so reserve your space now:
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Thanks to Annie Oliveri of Happy Kids Festival for giving us the idea to start these webinars...there are many more to come!
National Wildlife Federation Partnership
I am extremely pleased to announce that SAVE THE FROGS! has joined forces with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to ensure that Save The Frogs Day becomes one of the largest days of environmental action on the planet. The
National Wildlife Federation's mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future™. One of the largest conservation in the world, the National Wildlife Federation works with over 4 million members, partners, and supporters to actively educate, inspire, and promote achievable solutions to everyday Americans in communities from coast-to-coast. Their conservation work focuses on three major areas that will have the biggest impact on the future of America’s wildlife: Providing solutions to global warming, safeguarding wildlife and wild places, and connecting people with nature. Thanks to Danielle Brigida for helping to make this happen!
SAVE THE FROGS! in Ranger Rick
There's a high chance that if you're American, you grew up reading Ranger Rick; I know I did. Thanks to the National Wildlife Federation for getting Save The Frogs Day into the April edition of Ranger Rick. Do not underestimate Ranger Rick's ability to help SAVE THE FROGS!
Click the image below to download the PDF of the entire page.
Save The Frogs Day is Official in Santa Cruz
Mayor Mike Rotkin issued a proclamation yesterday officially declaring April 30th, 2010 "SAVE THE FROGS! DAY" in the City of Santa Cruz, California (home of SAVE THE FROGS World Headquarters). Mr. Rotkin encourages all citizens from all walks of life to appreciate and celebrate amphibians on this day. Mayor Rotkin will join me on the morning of Save The Frogs Day as I introduce a local elementary school’s students to the Wild World of Frogs. The Mayor will help me and the kids recreate the night-time sounds of the Australian rainforest (he is not yet aware of this).
You can click on the image below to get an 8.5x11" PDF of the proclamation. Feel free to post one in your school or office!
Thanks to the 237 citizens of Santa Cruz who signed our petition get Save The Frogs Day legally recognized!
The Race To Stop Dissections
The frog dissections trade, like the frog legs trade, is
responsible for the depletion of wild populations, the spread of invasive species, and the spread of infectious diseases.
The largely unregulated trade is posing serious threat to amphibian populations from the USA, Egypt, Nepal, and elsewhere.
Fortunately, there are excellent alternatives to traditional frog dissection that provide a high quality education and have less impact on the environment.
We are pleased to have teamed up with the Digital Frog International for a major campaign to get frog dissections out of all United States high schools. The Digital Frog International's software Digital Frog 2.5 not only saves the need for using real frogs, the entire program is a wealth of information on the anatomy and ecology of amphibians.
To kick off The Race To Stop Dissections Campaign, the Digital Frog International is offering -- on Save The Frogs Day only -- 25% off the regular price of The Digital Frog 2.5, AND they are donating 25% of the proceeds to SAVE THE FROGS. So please get yourself or your school a copy of this fantastic software on Friday April 30th, the 2nd Annual Save The Frogs Day! The Digital Frog 2.5 will save the frogs, and save you money in the long run: all those frogs, scalpels and bottles of formaldehyde add up!
Frog Dissection Factoid: Dr. Samy Zalat, a professor of biodiversity and evolutionary biology in Egypt's Ministry of Environment, estimates that over one million Egyptian frogs are taken out of the wild each year for use in university laboratories.
The Digital Frog International is a proud sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS DAY.
SAVE THE FROGS! in Mongabay
Jeremy Hance of Mongabay interviewed Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger about the 2010 Save The Frogs Day events. Read his article here. You can also read "The Story of Save The Frogs Day", which Jeremy wrote for the 2009 Save The Frogs Day events.
San Francisco Parties For The Frogs
If you find yourself in the beautiful city of San Francisco this Save The Frogs Day, go check out Baker Beach and then head to the Grant & Green at night to quench your thirst...the famous North Beach bar will be donating 20% of the night's sales to SAVE THE FROGS!. Please note that you will have to Party For The Frogs elsewhere if you are under 21 years of age.
Diamondback Trading Cards
Save The Frogs Day Sponsor Diamondback Trading Cards will donate 100% of the Save The Frogs Day sales of their fabulous, educational Frog & Toad Trading Cards to SAVE THE FROGS!
Student of the Week
For her dedication to the frogs, and her ability to convey our message, SAVE THE FROGS! Member Mattes B. from Ohio is the SAVE THE FROGS! Student of the Week. Check out her fabulous video on our new Razoo page.
Remember to take photos and videos, and have a fantastic Save The Frogs Day!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist