Frog Man Draws a Crowd

by Free Speech on April 23, 2009

Lodi, WI~

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Lodi, WI-4/23/09

Question: What kind of program can you offer in Lodi that will bring out 95 children and 70 adults?
Answer: A program that stars frogs, toads, and salamanders as the main attraction

Randy Korb brought his collection of frogs, toads and salamanders to Lodi Elementary School

Randy Korb brought his collection of frogs, toads and salamanders to Lodi Elementary School

On Thursday, April 16, the Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley-Lodi Reads Leopold Team and the Lodi Valley Chapter of the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation sponsored an evening with wildlife educator Randy Korb. Randy brought along his collection of frogs, toads, and a few salamanders to teach the crowd of 165 people assembled in the Lodi Elementary School gym about the frogs that live in Wisconsin. After playing his dvd that showed frogs in the wild and featured their calls, Randy gave the children an opportunity to get up close and personal with the frogs. Some people leapt at the opportunity, while others were a bit slower to warm to the idea! Korb patiently coached the crowd of children in techniques to safely pass the frog to each other while delighted parents and grandparents captured the moments with digital cameras.  After the indoor program a few dozen carloads of families went to two different wetland areas to listen and look for frogs in the wild.

Earlier in the day Korb presented his program to four groups of excited and amazed Elementary School students. The program organizers wish to thank Trevor Hovde, Elementary School Principal, for his assistance in setting up the programs.

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