SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP is the USA's first official university chapter of SAVE THE FROGS!. Based at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), our mission is to protect the campus' amphibian populations, to educate Wisconsin citizens about amphibians, and to support the broader efforts of SAVE THE FROGS!. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter was awarded the New Student Organization of the Year Award and Program of the Year Award in Spring 2013! PACSO (Policy and Advisory Committee for Student Organizations) will honor Save the Frogs! at the University Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 1. The award ceremony is at 7:00p.m. in the DUC Alumni Room.
"It gives me tremendous pleasure to inform you all that SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP has been awarded the New Student Organization of the Year Award and Program of the Year Award (Save The Frogs Day Concert) by SIEO! To give you some perspective....there are three Student Org. Awards given out each year and we won two of them." -- Spencer Siddons, President, SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP
Please come to the inaugural meeting of the SAVE THE FROGS! University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Chapter on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 PM in room TNR 120. We will be discussing our spring projects/events so we can get them started ASAP. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will take part over Skype. Bring any questions you have for him!
Educating the Stevens Point community about conservation and our cause at the local high school:
The SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter is bringing documentary filmmaker Allison Argo to UWSP on April 10th! The event will take place in the DUC Theater from 7:00PM – 9:00PM. Argo is well-known in the herpetology world for her film Frogs: The Thin Green Line she made in 2009 documenting the perils amphibians across the globe are faced with. We will then have Argo give a presentation followed with a discussion panel along with other UWSP professors. This will be a co-sponsored event with other UWSP student organizations (Herpetology Society, Biological Honors Society, Women in Natural Resources, The Wildlife Society). To prepare for her visit we are hosting a free screening of the film on April 2nd at 7:00PM in TNR 170. Co-sponsored by UW Lakes Extension Program.
The Save The Frogs! UWSP Chapter is putting on a Save The Frogs Day benefit concert to help raise money for frog conservation efforts! Our Save The Frogs Day Benefit Concert is on Friday, April 12 from 5:30PM – 10:00PM in the Encore (DUC). We will have local bands (The Hi Matics, Paradigm Blue, and Heavycritters), food, drinks, educational material, activities and more. Our event is free to students and is a great way to spend the night, hang out with friends, and learn more about amphibians and how you can help the cause! There will be food and beverages provided, fun games and learning activites, a silent auction, and of course live music! Also, expect to learn lots from our informational speaker! Please come join us for some fun and help us raise awareness about frog conservation! Our event is open to the general public; free for UWSP students and $5 for non-students. Kids under 10 are free! For more information contact: Alyssa Roberts at email@example.com
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If people don't know a problem exists, it is incredibly difficult to fix the problem. UWSP Chapter members will educate their fellow students about the campus' amphibian populations and the overall importance of amphibians. Activities include:
(1) Creating educational signs to be placed near sidewalks and roads that pass by the campus' wetlands. Signs will inform passersby about the frogs that live in that wetland.
(2) Leading field trips to look for frogs each semester, and organizing presentations by guest speakers on topics related to environmental conservation.
(3) Promoting SAVE THE FROGS! activities to the students and professors of the different faculties and involving them in relevant programs: artists in the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest; writers in the Poetry Contest; musicians playing benefit concerts for SAVE THE FROGS!; etc...
Save The Frogs Day is the single best time of year to raise awareness and funds for amphibian conservation, and is the easiest time to get people actively involved saving frogs. The UWSP chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! will organize a Save The Frogs Day event on campus each year to highlight problems frogs face and raise money for the Chapter's activities. Save The Frogs Day receives worldwide publicity and thus is an excellent time to bring attention to the threats to Wisconsin's frog populations. Save The Frogs Day occurs annually towards the end of April.
Undergraduates will give presentations on frog conservation to local elementary, middle and high schools students to help ensure the students grow up with respect and appreciation for their natural heritage, and to ensure that there is a large future pool of environmental conservationists. UWSP students should help the schools set up their own chapters, which can be supervised by the UWSP student.
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Download this mp3 from March 2013!