The chapter’s Green Friday programs are back — and now, virtual! This educational and entertaining monthly series brings you speakers on the most important environmental issues of our time. Join us on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM. You must register online to attend this event.
On April 9, 2021 Dr. Kerry Kriger will speak on SAVE THE FROGS! – Translating Science Into Action
Why are frogs disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save them? Join SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger for an enlightening discussion on amphibian conservation in the 21st century. In 2008, Dr. Kerry Kriger founded SAVE THE FROGS! (www.savethefrogs.com
), a nonprofit organization and social movement that has become the world’s most recognized and effective force for amphibians. SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers have held over 2,000 educational events in 62 countries to inspire, educate and empower people within and outside the herpetological community to protect amphibians and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.
In this presentation Dr. Kriger will provide an introduction to the natural history of amphibians; the threats they face; why amphibians are important and worth saving; and ways SAVE THE FROGS! protects amphibians and empowers ordinary citizens to make extraordinary contributions to the betterment of the planet. Dr. Kriger will answer any questions you have about amphibians, environmental conservation, and achieving excellence in your environmental career. The presentation features many of Dr. Kriger’s photos of amphibians from California and around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation.
Dr. Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS! (www.savethefrogs.com
), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting amphibian populations. Dr. Kriger has given over 400 presentations on amphibian conservation in 19 countries. Under his leadership, SAVE THE FROGS! has protected, restored and created habitat for endangered amphibians; successfully campaigned for city, county, state and federal legislation to protect amphibians; and coordinated over 2,000 educational events in 62 countries. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Dr. Kriger’s amphibian conservation efforts have been supported by the National Geographic Society, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Patagonia and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world. He has previously done research on endangered Hawaiian birds and on the biophysical properties of amino acids involved in cystic fibrosis. He has taught university courses in Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Applied Mathematics and Chemistry, has written and edited chapters for encyclopedias, and is fluent in Spanish. He has climbed mountains in the Himalayas, Alps, Alaska Range, Southern Alps and the Andes, and is an avid photographer whose photographs have been featured on CNN and in airports and magazines worldwide.