Second Annual ‘Frogs as Bio-indicators'
International Education Summit

On April 16-17, 1999 educators, students and scientists gathered at Hamline University for the second 'Frogs as Bio-indicators' National Education Summit. Contact us at for full details.

The following events in the summit were open to the public:

Friday 16th
Keynote address Dr. William Y. Brown, Science Advisor to Secretary of The Interior.

01:45pm-02:30pm ‘Frog Call'--a play about amphibians for grades 2-6.

03:00pm-04:00pm Ron Heyer, US Chair, Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force (DAPTF), Smithsonian Institution.

04:00pm-04:45pm Brett De Poister, International Junior Water Prize Winner, Effects of Zinc, a heavy metal, and Diazinon, a common pesticide, on the Embryonic Development of the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis.

05:00pm-06:00pm Judy Helgen, MN Pollution Control Agency-Malformities in Minnesota– Where do we go from here?

Saturday, 17th
Making the World Friendly for Amphibians and Reptiles Through Pedagogy, Culture and Conservation, Stan Orchard, Chair DAPTF, Canada.

09:00am-10:00am Monitoring Amphibian Populations and Malformities, Jeff Jundt, USGS

10:00am-10:15am Break

10:15am-10:30am Hennepin Parks, Year of the Frog: Kathy Heidel

10:30am-11:00am Use of amphibians to teach about environmental issues: Jim Slotta, WISE Project

11:00am-12:00am Environmental Monitoring and Education Programs: How they work: GLOBE and other projects Tony Murphy

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Thousand Friends of Frogs
Center for Global Environmental Education
Hamline University Graduate School of Education
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
Phone: 651-523-
2480 Fax: 651-523-3041
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