Did you know that frog populations around the world have been declining at unprecedented rates? Did you know that nearly one-third of the world's frog species are threatened with extinction, and about 200 species have completely disappeared in the past few years?
I didn't either.
More than other animal species, frogs get hit with almost every environmental problem facing the world today — climate change, pollution, infectious diseases, habitat loss, invasive species, and over-harvesting for the pet and food trades.
It's time to save the frogs!
Frog lovers and environmentalists of all ages are gearing up for the third annual Save The Frogs Day on Friday, April 29. Save The Frogs Day is a celebration of frogs that focuses on education, conservation and raising awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species worldwide.
There are Save The Frogs Day events going on in at least 15 countries, and all around the U.S. with events planned in Washington, D.C., California, Maryland and Virginia. Check out a complete listing of events here.
Can't make it to one of these events? You can still get your family involved in the day by trying one of these fun froggy activities.
Make a frog hat: Turn your extra fabric and googly eyes into a fun froggy hat for your kids (or their stuffed animals) to wear.
Fix a fruit Frog treat: Turn an apple, cream cheese, green grapes, and chocolate chips into this awesome froggy masterpiece. Your kids will leap for joy over this one!
Read a froggy book: There are lots of great froggy titles to choose from including "The Icky Sticky Frog" by Dawn Bentley, "A Frog in the Bog" by Karma Wilson, "From Tadpole to Frog" by Wendy Pfeffer or any one of the classic "Froggy" series by Jonathon London.