Online Conference

Smithsonian – In the Face of Extinction: Thinking about the Biodiversity and Conservation of Frogs

Learn why frogs are disappearing around the world, why it matters to you, and what is being done to prevent their mass extinction.

Date:

September 11, 2013

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Description

Panama is home to nearly 200 species of frogs! Join conservation biologist Brian Gratwicke to learn about the fabulous frogs of Panama, masters of camouflage who lead a watery lifestyle and act as nature’s “middlemen” in the food chain. Learn why frogs are disappearing around the world, why it matters to you, and what Smithsonian scientists and their partners are doing to prevent their mass extinction.

We’ll also view photos of the first Panamanian Golden Frogs, a national symbol now extinct in the wild, reared successfully in captivity in Panama.

This session is for students and educators.

All Online Conferences are free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate.

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