Our student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! was created in 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. UWSP has one of the largest populations of natural resource students in the nation, and was just recently placed on Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for the third year in a row! Here is a picture of some of the students who helped create our student chapter,
From left to right, Alyssa Roberts, Hillary Jung, Jordan Winkenbach, Ryan Manders, Spencer Siddons, Kyle George
We kicked off our new organization with our first Save The Frogs Day Benefit Concert held on campus in 2012. We had live music from local bands The Hi Matics and Paradigm Blue, free food, face painting, games and educational booths, it was huge success!
We got some University students out in the woods for a bit of herpin! Many of these students are going to school to be herpetologists, biologists, zoo employees, and environmental educators!
Our main goal was to spread awareness about amphibian conservation throughout our community. We held many education shows at local elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.
The kids really enjoyed learning about frogs!
We held a second Save The Frogs Day Benefit Concert in 2013, another great turn out!
That year we also celebrated by building a frog pond in our Universities Schmeeckle Reserve, we have already seen two different species using it! We are working to maintain this pond and keep invasive reed canary grass out of it!
We are in the process of planning our third Save The Frogs Day Event, including a presentation from Dr. Tyrone Hayes, the benefit concert, and a day of amphibian conservation for local students at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station!
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