I am always impressed with the drive and passion of young people-especially when it comes to protecting wildlife. The students at The Little School in Bellevue, Washington are just one example of what a small group of people can accomplish together.
The Little School is a progressive preschool & elementary school for 160 children in Washington state. They first became interested in frogs, and specifically frogs at the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center in Panama after they visited the Wildlife Conservation Network Expo last year in San Francisco (by the way…the expo is coming up again soon-October 12th from 10am to 6pm if you’d like to attend!). The entire school was presented with numerous projects to raise funds for, and they voted on frogs! From there, it didn’t take much to mobilize and energize these young students to raise awareness and funds for some of the most interesting and important vertebrates on the planet!
In just under a year, the Little School raised $3,000 for frogs in the wild!!!
The students were able to raise this money through various events including a “Hop into Summer Reading” used book sale and a “Frog Friday” Lemonade and Cookie Stand. With just a bit of guidance from their school leaders, the Houston Zoo and El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center, these students were off and running on their fundraising campaign, and it paid off.
Thank you to the students and faculty of the Little School for your efforts to raise awareness and funds for amphibians in Panama. We can’t wait to see what this energized and passionate group of students does next!