Friday, June 14, 2013

Frog Species Back from Extinction!

A species thought to be extinct as a result of habitat distruction in the 1950's,  has just been discovered in a pond in Israel. According to USA Today in their article Frog thought to be extinct found in Israel pond  we learn that the Hula painted frog has actually survived in a small pond. Scientists are now scrambling to study them as well as trying to find ways to help these amphibians multiply and eventually be taken off the endanged species list.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

5th Annual Save the Frogs Day!

April 27th will mark the 5th year in a row that Save the Frogs celebrate the efforts around the world to save frogs from extinction. With pollution and diminishing habitat for frogs around the world, frogs face extinction on every continent. You can help by organizing an event in your community. Visit Save the Frogs for more information.

In the meantime, you can begin your own unit study about frogs so that the children you work with know as much about frogs as possible before the great even. You will find dozens of fun frog themed activities, frog unit study activities, frog math and so much more in articles I have written describing the ways I have taught my own children when homeschooling as well as classroom activities I have used when teaching in the classroom.

Have fun with frog songs, frog games and read about a Hunt for Frog Eggs.