Educators: Leap In!
Amphibian Project, you and your students can literally save the
Large-crested Toad from extinction. Your participation will help to
raise awareness about the need to protect native frogs in your area and
around the world.
Our project coincides with Amphibian Ark’s 2008 'Year of the Frog'
campaign and has two primary components – education and fundraising:
Educate students about frogs using the amphibian
curriculum available on this website. Through these activities
students will learn:
what amphibians are
why they are
important in the environment and in our lives
what threats they
how you can help
Engage students in raising awareness about the need to save amphibians
fundraising activities that will directly benefit the Large-crested
Toad. With your help, we plan to raise $50,000 to help
Africam Safari, a zoo in Puebla, Mexico, build a captive rescue
facility (We’re already half way there!). This facility will house
threatened frogs until they can be safely released back into the wild.
All funds raised through this project will go directly to Africam
How can I get started?
Interested in helping us with this historic opportunity?
We’ve provided some suggested steps for success to help your
class get hopping:
Kick off your participation by inviting an amphibian
expert to your school on Leap Day or conduct a similar event to get
your students excited about saving frogs.
Pledge for Amphibians
sheet and decide what your class can do for frogs. Post it in your
classroom as a personal reminder of how you are helping to advance
this important campaign.
education materials and choose the
activities that work best for your class.
Engage your class in an
outdoor activity such as
Frogwatch USA, building a frog pond at your school, or monitoring
local tree frogs this Spring – a great way to make frog conservation
personal for students.
Develop an ongoing
fundraising campaign or a one-day
fundraising event – on Leap Day (February 29) or Earth
Day (April 22) – to support our goal to save the Large-crested Toad.
With your help, the Large-crested Toad will get its seat on the
Amphibian Ark. It’s not often that you can personally save a species.
This is your chance.