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.
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
Ivan Lozano Ortega, Tesoros de Colombia Sustainable Farm SAS
"Current Tesoros de Colombia projects and future releases"
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.
If you are interested in speaking at the Frog Day event please contact us at:
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
•Benefit Auction & Drawings for non-profit amphibian projects and conservation organizations
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com with your interests and availability. Volunteers are needed for the following task:
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