NORMAN — To raise awareness of the plight of frogs, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will participate in the international Save the Frogs Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
One-third of the world's amphibian species are threatened with extinction, and up to 200 frog species have disappeared since 1979, making frogs the most threatened group of animals on the planet, museum officials say.
On Save the Frogs Day, visitors can watch as staff feed the frogs or visit the craft stations and create a poster to submit for the Save the Frogs Art Contest or create a bullfrog mask and learn what they eat.
Save the Frogs Day is an opportunity to discover why frogs are important to our environment, learn what dangers frogs are under and what can be done to help frogs in Oklahoma.
Frogs have survived countless ice ages, asteroid crashes and other environmental disturbances for the past 250 million years, yet now one-third of amphibian species are on the verge of extinction.
On Save the Frog Day, the museum will show “The Vanishing Frog,” a film hosted by Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin, about a worldwide mission to uncover clues about the plight of frogs while also unifying viewers with a common cause of environmental and wildlife protection.
To learn more about Save the Frogs Day, and about the efforts worldwide to rescue frogs from extinction, visit www.save