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About The Event
Join SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger on the 12th Annual World Frog Day for this Amphibian Expert Panel hosted by In Defense Of Animals.
Celebrate World Frog Day with us on March 20th, 2023 at 10am Los Angeles time. We will discuss all things amphibian, with a special focus on frog, salamander, and toad migrations, and plenty of ways you can get involved.
Registration is free! Please invite your friends and colleagues.
Meet The Panelists
Dr. Kerry Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. He conceived Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action, and has given over 450 presentations on amphibian conservation in 20+ countries. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 20 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.
Doug Wechsler is a children’s book author, photographer, and naturalist. He is a Research Associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University where he worked for 28 years. Doug was one of the original volunteers in the Toad Detour project.
Brett Amy Thelen is Science Director for the Harris Center for Conservation Education, a regional land trust and environmental education organization based in the Monadnock Region of southwest New Hampshire. She has been coordinating community science programming — including the Harris Center’s popular Salamander Crossing Brigade program — since 2007.
Lisa Levinson is the Campaigns Director for In Defense of Animals. She started the Toad Detour in 2008 to help migrating toads cross a busy road in Philadelphia. The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education adopted the Toad Detour in 2012 and it’s still going strong!
“Thank you all SO much for being a part of this panel for World Frog Day. It is so wonderful to be in the presence of other awesome amphibian people! I look forward to collaborating more in the future! All the best and happy World Frog Day again.”
– Katie Nolan, General Campaigner, In Defense Of Animals