If you are considering joining a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour and you want to have the trip of your lifetime, then you are in the right place! Please take a few moments to complete the Expression of Interest Form below, and we will be in touch with you soon to answer all your questions and help you register. We are looking forward to finding frogs and enjoying spectacular scenery with you!
The 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour participants at Amazoonico in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Introducing the Save The Frogs Day Event Organizer Meeting! These meetings are for all who want to get inspired about their own Save The Frogs Day event, discuss ways to have a more successful event, as well as to learn from and meet others in the SAVE THE FROGS! Community.
Each meeting will begin at 9am PST and we will discuss a topic that is relevant for organizing a Save The Frogs Day event. There will be ample time to answer your questions about Save The Frogs Day.
Schedule for the Save The Frogs Day Event Organizer Meetings:
February 3rd, 2017 - Introduction to Save The Frogs Day - Watch the video here!
February 17th, 2017 - How to Organize, Promote & Hold Successful Save The Frogs Day Events - Watch the video here!
March 3rd, 2017 - Crowdfunding & Fundraising for Save The Frogs Day
March 17th, 2017 - Wrapping Up Your Save The Frogs Day Event
March 31st, 2017 - Open Session: Bring your questions about Save The Frogs Day
April 14th, 2017 - Open Session: Bring your questions about Save The Frogs Day
May 5th, 2017 - Save The Frogs Day Report: Let's hear about your event!
Can't make the meeting?
Don't worry! The meeting will be recorded and the videos will posted online for your review. Please share with your frog-saving friends!
Please fill out this form to register for the Save The Frogs Day Event Organizer Meeting:
SAVE THE FROGS! is very happy to announce that we are giving away a FREE ecotour! What's the catch? There is no catch! Entry is completely free. All you have to do is visit our Ecotour Sweepstakes Entry Page and enter to win the trip of a lifetime.
SAVE THE FROGS! International Campaigns Coordinator Michael Starkey photographed this Red-Eyed Treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas) in Costa Rica. Michael and I led the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour (in Belize) in 2013. Michael and I will be leading the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour this July. It will be my fifth trip to Costa Rica; I hope to see you there!
On April 29th, 2017 frog lovers worldwide will celebrate the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day! Since this is the ninth year we will celebrate Save The Frogs Day, here are 9 things you probably didn't know about Save The Frogs Day!
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1. We are 172 days away from Save The Frogs Day - Less than six months!
We invite you to take part in the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day and we encourage you to forward this email to anyone you know who is interested in amphibians. On April 29th, 2017 please organize an event in your community to celebrate amphibians and raise awareness for their protection! With your involvement, we will make the upcoming Save The Frogs Day the most far-reaching day of amphibian action in the planet's history. Will you join me and thousands of others around the globe in celebrating this amazing day?
Save The Frogs Day at the Miami Zoo, Florida
2. The Save The Frogs Day date is flexible!
Not available on April 29th? No worries! Your event could be held on any day around this date for it to be a Save The Frogs Day Event.
Save The Frogs Day near Melbourne, Australia
3. Save The Frogs Day is decentralized - Anyone can hold an event!
We strongly encourage you to organize a Save The Frogs Day event and help educate your community about the importance of amphibians. With your help, we will reach our goal of 300 worldwide Save The Frogs Day events this year. The future of amphibians and the planet lies in your hands and in your actions. So will you hop to it and hold a Save The Frogs Day event?
Scientists take youth out to look for frogs on Save The Frogs Day in Bahia, Brazil
4. Save The Frogs Day events are EASY to organize!
On our website we outline everything you need to know to create and implement a successful Save The Frogs Day event. Get lots of ideas on how to organize your own event at:
Save The Frogs Day in Godagari, Bangladesh
5. Still not sure how to hold an event? We made a video just for you!
On the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 26th, 2014), SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger gave a webinar on "A Brief History of Save The Frogs Day". Watch it and get inspired to take part!
Watch the video here:
6. Save The Frogs Day is a reason for hope!
The individuals who organize Save The Frogs Day events are dedicated, passionate and want to make a positive change for endangered amphibians, threatened ecosystems and improve the livelihoods of their communities. These amazing frog savers inspire me and the SAVE THE FROGS! Team to continue our important work to protect amphibians from extinction. We know they will inspire YOU too!
If you are looking for Save The Frogs Day inspiration or ideas, please visit the Save The Frogs Day 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 events webpages: they hold an enormous wealth of ideas that will help you create your own fantastic frog-saving event!
These schoolchildren line up to celebrate Save The Frogs Day in Rajasthan, India
"The Save The Frogs mission has created interest at all age groups and people have started taking interest in these beautiful creatures. I am sure after some time we would be able to restore at least part of the lost treasure (frogs) of mother earth."
- Dr. KK Sharma, Event Organizer, Rajasthan, India
7. From bake sales to environmental protests, Save The Frogs Day events are diverse!
Save The Frogs Day events have included protests at the US Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to ban harmful endocrine-disrupting pesticides; parades through major urban centers; frog art and photo exhibits in town centers; habitat restoration at critical frog habitats; nature walks to teach people about their local amphibians; and numerous presentations on amphibian conservation in schools and universities. Because of Save The Frogs Day and our worldwide network of volunteers, the frogs now have assistance all around the planet, and the next generation of humans is growing up with the knowledge needed to protect amphibians from extinction. If you organize a Save The Frogs Day event, you're going to have a great time!
"Our Save The Frogs Day is shaping up to be a great event with help from STF!. Thank you so much, you guys are great!!"
- Terry Stratton, Little River Inn, Mendocino, CA
Save The Frogs Day in Manaslu, Nepal
8. Save The Frogs Day is a GLOBAL movement to protect amphibians.
Since 2009 our dedicated supporters have held over 1,200 Save The Frogs Day educational events in 60 countries! These events have helped educate tens of thousands of people about the importance of frogs and ways to protect amphibian populations! Be a part of this movement and organize a Save The Frogs Day event in your country!
“Congratulations because Save The Frogs Day has become an icon in conservation around the world!!! Thanks for such inspiring work!!!"
- Dr. Nicolas Urbina-Cardona, Faculty of Environmental & Rural Studies, Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
Save The Frogs Day in Chiana, Ghana: Preparing for a SAVE THE FROGS! Football Match!
9. YOU make Save The Frogs Day a reality!
Because of passionately proactive people like you, our organization is able to unite people around the world to protect amphibians and to be stewards for the environment. We thank you for getting involved and creating positive action for the frogs in your part of the world!
Save The Frogs Day in Bangladesh
Need help organizing your Save The Frogs Day event? Ask us! We would love to help you with your event! Thank you for your support. Together we can save the frogs!
- Written by Michael Starkey
- Category: Events
Come out and join us for the first ever SAVE THE FROGS! Restaurant Fundraiser on Thursday, July 28 in Sacramento, California!
We want to see our San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Northern California supporters, so bring your friends and family and join us for some food and drinks, all while raising money for frog conservation: the restaurant is donating 15% of all food and drink sales that night to SAVE THE FROGS! to support our global amphibian conservation efforts. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be in attendance.
SAVE THE FROGS! has been active both domestically and internationally educating people around the world regarding amphibian conservation; restoring habitat; and enacting legislation to help this sensitive and declining population of animals. This September, SAVE THE FROGS! is leading an expedition to Ghana (www.savethefrogs.com/ghana2016) to make a positive environmental impact and we need your help. We want to empower the next generation of Ghanaian frog conservationists and protect West Africa’s ecosystems. All funds raised in this evening will go towards helping this take place.
Join us at any time from 4pm-9pm at:
1804 J Street
A live reggae band starts outside at 9pm and all supporters that are in the door before 9pm do not have to pay a cover charge. Kids are welcome from 4-9pm. Please RSVP at: www.savethefrogs.com/sacramento2016
See you at Streets Pub in Sacramento July 28th!
The 8th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 29, 2016) was the largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the planet's history, directly reaching over 14,000 participants, with at least 142 events taking place in 28 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ghana, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Kingdom and the USA. Thanks to everyone who made Save The Frogs Day 2016 possible!
Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of the public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen! Below you can see some examples of the fantastic Save The Frogs events that happened this year:
I am excited to announce that the 8th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 29th, 2016) was the largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the planet's history, directly reaching over 14,000 participants, with at least 142 events taking place in 28 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ghana, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Kingdom and the USA. To all of our supporters around the world, Thank You for helping us achieve another amazing Save The Frogs Day!
Here are some highlights from the 8th Annual Save The Frogs Day:
SAVE THE FROGS! supporters organized rallies, marches and parades in their neighborhoods to educate their communities about the benefits of frogs in ecosystems.
Students, teachers, academics and community members march in Godagari, Bangladesh.
Students in Rajasthan, India prepare to march!
International Chapters of SAVE THE FROGS! brought awareness to issues threatening amphibian populations in their countries.
"SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana's chapters at Kwabeng and the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies observed this year's Save The Frogs Day under the theme: 'Saving The Iconic Togo Slippery Frog to Save Livelihoods.' With their help, we were able to talk to hundreds of local people to promote the protection of the home of the critically endangered Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) at the Atewa Forest Reserve, one of Ghana's most biodiverse areas unfortunately threatened by both legal and illegal mining." - SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana
"El sábado 30 de abril, Save the Frogs Paraguay presentó un stand en la Expo Sustentable, donde mostraron a los participantes a través de videos educativos el ciclo de las ranas, las amenazas que atraviesan en el mundo y la importancia de conservarlas. Además se brindó un espacio para que los niños puedan conocer a las ranas a través del arte, con dibujos para colorear. Agradecemos a la Red Paraguaya por ciudades sustentables por la invitación y el espacio para el 1 Día Mundial de las Ranas en Paraguay!" - SAVE THE FROGS! Paraguay
Save The Frogs Day was officially recognized in Rhode Island and Massachusetts!
STF! supporter Bonnie Combs got Save The Frogs Day officially recognized in these two states! Thanks Bonnie!
Save The Frogs Day Information Tables educated thousands of people around the globe!
“The docents and Conservation Teen Scientists of Zoo Miami hosted a SAVE THE FROGS! booth at the Party for the Planet Earth Day event at the Zoo. We had all kinds of informational posters, quizzes and interactive games. We 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" and the tadpoles. 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. A fun game is our magnetic letter Amphibian Anagram word scramble and a fun activity is our Frog Jump. Everyone loves our little frog and tadpole sock puppets and we enjoy teaching kids to love and appreciate frogs early on. 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 it again next year!! Thanks for all you are doing to help SAVE THE FROGS!"
- Holly Draluck, Docent, Zoo Miami
"Our third Save The Frogs! bake sale fundraiser was a success. We set up our information and baked goods table in a local shopping center in north Auburn, California. Once again, our assortment of lemon bars and cookies were a hit – along with our rescue-dog mascot, the “Frog Dog”, Tazz. We’re still a bit surprised that many people do not know the danger of extinction our amphibian friends face. Many times we heard, “Frogs are in trouble, really?” A lot of people do not know that they are under duress due to pesticides, loss of habitat, invasive species, climate change and more. On Save The Frogs Day this year, we were excited to once again educate (our #1 goal) over 150 people and receive over $300 to support the STF organization’s efforts. Thank you STF! For all that you do to help the frogs."
- Nancy and Taylor Lichtle
On Save The Frogs Day scientists gave presentations about amphibian ecology and conservation to members of their communities.
“I held a Save the Frogs Day event in Melbourne Australia with 28 participants including children and their parents. We started off with a frog talk and slide presentation, then headed out to a pond to listen and look for frogs. The children were then able to do a range of art and craft activities on frogs. It was a successful day, with parents and children all learning new things about frogs, and that some of them are endangered and need our help.”
- Christina Renowden, Wildlife Biologist
Amphibian biologist Carlos Madrid lectures about amphibian conservation in Mexico City.
On Save The Frogs Day nature lovers and frog enthusiasts combined their two passions and went out into the wild to observe and appreciate amphibians in their natural habitats.
Frog enthusiasts in Bahia, Brazil.
…and the students of an elementary school in Florida literally SAVED THE FROGS!
“...we were able to save tens of thousands of tadpoles to give them a chance to grow into adult frogs by removing eight 5 gallon buckets full of tadpoles. We had 14 inches of rain that created a temporary pond that was going to dry up within days and the tadpoles still needed 5-6 weeks to mature. I teach the Gifted students in several schools. At Van R. Butler school in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, my students learned about Save the Frog Day by going over the life cycle of our native frogs and contributed by relocating thousands of these tadpoles. We studied the life cycle of frogs to give the handsonlearners a chance to flourish. Thank you for your cause, Brandin Shost”
Please Donate to the Save The Frogs Day Fund
Since 2009 our supporters have held over 1,200 Save The Frogs Day educational events in 60 countries! These events have helped educate tens of thousands of people about the importance of frogs and ways to protect amphibian populations. Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action, and it is your generous financial support that makes it all possible! Your tax-deductible contribution will enable us to coordinate, promote, expand and improve Save The Frogs Day, and to create all the educational materials that we freely provide to students, teachers, scientists and naturalists around the world. Let's double the size of Save The Frogs Day every year!
This frog-saving student celebrated Save The Frogs Day in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Be sure to check out these other amazing Save The Frogs Day Events:
Save The Frogs Day at Currawong Bush Park
Save The Frogs Day with the Nature Eye Team
Save The Frogs Day with প্রাধিকার (PRADHIKAR)
Save The Frogs Day in Ilheus
Save The Frogs Day at the Park Goiania Zoo
Save The Frogs Day in Manaus
Save The Frogs Day in Tartu
Save The Frogs Day in Chiana
Save The Frogs Day in Chhatarpur
Save The Frogs Day in Rajasthan
Save The Frogs Day in Sarawak
Save The Frogs Day in Mexico City
Save The Frogs Day at the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
Save The Frogs Day in Manaslu
Save The Frogs Day at Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Save The Frogs Day in Panama
Save The Frogs Day in Paraguay
Save The Frogs Day with the Portuguese Association of Herpetology
Save The Frogs Day at Vila do Conde
Save The Frogs Day at Linacre University
Save The Frogs Day with Froglife
Save The Frogs Day in Auburn
Save The Frogs Day at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Save The Frogs Day in Santa Cruz
Save The Frogs Day at Zoo Miami
Save The Frog Day at Bay Elementary School
Save The Frogs Day in Rosewell
Save The Frogs Day at Maui Earth Day Fest
Save The Frogs Day with the University of Michigan Herpetology Club
- North Carolina
Save The Frogs Day at the Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Save The Frogs Day at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
- South Carolina
Save The Frogs Day at the Greenville Zoo
Sponsorship Opportunities for Save The Frogs Day
Please ask the executives of your company to sponsor the 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day! By becoming an Official Sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS!, your company will be:
(1) Helping save frogs and the environment;
(2) Demonstrating your company's commitment to the planet to its current and potential customers; and
(3) Putting your company name in front of thousands of eco-conscious SAVE THE FROGS! supporters.
The 9th Annual Save The Frogs Day is April 29th, 2017. Get involved!
From all of us at SAVE THE FROGS!, thank you for organizing a Save The Frogs Day event this year! It has been so exciting to see what you have done to celebrate amphibians and bring further awareness to their conservation.
In order to track the global impact of Save The Frogs Day, please take 5 minutes to fill out this follow-up survey:
If you have not done so already, please email your best photos to Starkey@savethefrogs.com. Be sure to include your country, state and city in the subject line. Your photos serve as an example and inspiration to current and future Save The Frogs Day event holders. We need photos and event information by May 14, 2016 to post on the www.savethefrogs2.com website.
With the support of our wonderful donors and The Pollination Project, SAVE THE FROGS! is pleased to announce the recipients of $1,250 in grants to help fund Save The Frogs Day events in four countries. Congratulations to this year's Save The Frogs Day Award winners:
* Q.M. Monzur Chowdhury - Sylhet, Bangladesh: $250
* Kristiina Kübarsepp - Elva, Estonia: $250
* Biraj Shrestha - Kathmandu, Nepal: $250
* Rajesh Jha - Kathmandu, Nepal: $250
* Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi - Kumasi, Ghana: $250
These frog savers have proven their abilities and dedication in the past, and these awards will ensure their 2016 Save The Frogs Day event success. Congratulations again to the recipients, and thank you again to our donors. We all look forward to seeing photos from the upcoming events!
SAVE THE FROGS! is in the midst of developing ecotours on multiple continents and we could use your input! We want to know what countries you would like to visit and what months work best for your schedule. Here are some ecotours we are currently working on:
Ghana: September 2016
Peru: November 2016
Ecuador: January 2017
Ecuador: June 2017
Costa Rica: July 2017
Australia: October/November 2017
Please fill out this very short survey so we can give you advanced notice of upcoming ecotours before we announce them to the general public, and so that we can incorporate your input into upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours.
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Save The Frogs Day
Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Our goal is to provide people with educational materials, ideas and inspiration and empower them to educate their local communities about amphibians. Save The Frogs Day takes place annually on the last Saturday of April. Thank you for organizing and registering your event!
Save The Frogs Day Worldwide Impact
Since 2009 our supporters have held over 1,051 Save The Frogs Day educational events in 60 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the USA. These events have helped educate tens of thousands of people about the importance of frogs and ways to protect amphibian populations!
Save The Frogs Day events have included protests at the US Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to ban harmful endocrine-disrupting pesticides; parades through major urban centers; frog art and photo exhibits in town centers; habitat restoration at critical frog habitats; nature walks to teach people about their local amphibians; and numerous presentations on amphibian conservation in schools and universities. Because of Save The Frogs Day and our worldwide network of volunteers, the frogs now have assistance all around the planet, and the next generation of humans is growing up with the knowledge needed to protect amphibians from extinction.
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