American Frog Day

September 23rd, 2017 - Staten Island, NY

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​Event Schedule

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6:00 - 10:00pm - Frog Day Lecture Series & Dinner

Keynote Lecture & Dinner  -- $40  (Includes dinner)


Location:     Hilton Garden Inn New York, Staten Island      

                         1100 South Ave, Staten Island, New York 10314


Doors open at 6:00 PM,  lectures begin at 6:30 PM. 








INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:  

Mark Mandica, Executive Director of The Amphibian Foundation


"The Amphibian Foundation: A Comprehensive Response to Global Amphibian Declines"


Mark Mandica is the Executive Director of The Amphibian Foundation, Inc a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of amphibians.  Mark is a self professed life-long amphibian nerd and  conservationist, biologist, scientific illustrator, and musician.  Most importantly, Mark is a husband and father.  Prior to launching The Amphibian Foundation in 2016, Mark was responsible for the captive care and breeding of rare and endangered amphibians native to the SE US and neotropics as the Amphibian Conservation Coordinator for the Atlanta Botanical Garden where he worked for seven years. He received his B.S. from UMass where his thesis focused on the ephemeral wetland ecology of amphibians. He then went on to the American Museum of Natural History in NY where he worked as a Scientific Assistant before moving to South Florida for graduate school at UMiami. Mark’s M.S. was on the amphibian community ecology in the Everglades as well as photoreception in South Florida bufonids. Mark is also a professional scientific illustrator and is published in textbooks as well as the journals Science, Nature, Journal of Experimental Biology, Zoology, American Zoologist and many others.









SPEAKER #2:  TBD
"Lecture Title"

speaker info.








SPEAKER #3:  

Ivan Lozano Ortega, Tesoros de Colombia Sustainable Farm SAS


"Current Tesoros de Colombia projects and future releases"

speaker info.









KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Andreas Zarling

"Oophaga habitat, nutrition, and hybrids in the wild"

Our keynote presentation will given by Andreas Zarling, whose research focuses on the poison frogs of Colombia.  Andreas will share his personal experiences and observations gathered during his many trips to Central and South America with amazing photography of exotic locations and animals.  


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If you are interested in speaking at the Frog Day event please contact us at:

contact@americanfrogday.com

Show Rules

10:00 - 4:00pm - 23nd Annual American Frog Day Show/Event!

The show and sale will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, located at:


Hilton Garden Inn New York, Staten Island

1100 South Ave,

Staten Island,  New York 10314


Amenities feature a large show room that will hold approximately 40 vendor tables.  In addition, dinner and lecture series will be featured on Saturday following the show.  Finally, we will be supporting The Amphibian Foundation  by hosting an instant-win raffle, a live auction, and donating a portion of each vendor’s table fee.

  What to Expect


•Show and sale featuring captive born and raised amphibians
•Terrarium and Vivarium supplies
•Tropical plants, including carnivorous plants and orchids
•Educational displays
•Benefit Auction & Drawings for non-profit amphibian projects and conservation organizations

 ADMISSION:


 Adults = $10
 Ages 8 to 15 = $7
 Children under 8 = FREE

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Fund Raiser Auction

We will be supporting  The Amphibian Foundation by hosting a live auction.  All proceeds from the show and auction will be donated to The Amphibian Foundation.  If you wish to make a financial donation or would like to donate something for the fung raiser auction, please contact  Jeremy Mott.

If you are interested in participating in American Frog Day as a vendor, please contact Jeremy Mott:  contact@americanfrogday.com

  • No personal animals allowed.
  • Only vendors may bring frogs or other items for sale into the venue.
  • Sales at the show only allowed by registered vendors.
  • Frog and items donated to the live fundraiser auction by non-vendors can be dropped off at the time of entry.

If you are interested in volunteering to help organize the event or to help coordinate on the day of the show please contact Frog Day at:  contact@americanfrogday.com with your interests and availability.  Volunteers are needed for the following task:

  • Promotion:  distribution of flyers and graphic design.
  • Vendor assistance: vendor check-in, help with loading/unloading.
  • Greeter/Concierge.
  • Lecture/speaker help:  check-in, A/V asistance.
  • General clean-up after the show.

Volunteers

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