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Do you know why frogs are so important to our world, and how by saving them, we save the environment?  Explore challenges frogs are facing, as well as some ways that ordinary people of all ages can help.  Learn about our very own Florida frogs, and maybe even croak in a human frog chorus!  Program suitable for all ages.

 Join Avalon Theisen, the young founder of Conserve It Forward, Inc. for Florida Frogs!



An equal opportunity institution. 

About Avalon:

Avalon Theisen was 9 years old in 2010 when she realized she needed to use her connection with the natural word to help make the world a better place for all living things. She also wanted to help people by empowering them to reconnect with nature. She grew her efforts into a non-profit organization called Conserve It Forward, which offers several environmental programs and activities. Encouraging the use of kindness and compassion to confront world issues, Avalon’s goal is to raise awareness and inspire action that will benefit both the natural world and people.

Avalon leads Conserve It Forward, Inc., which has 3 main project areas: environmental programs with a froggy focus, Care Cards (combining nature, art and kindness), and a new initiative focusing on the environmental impact of our food choices.

In 2015, Avalon was a panelist at the 2015 Ashoka Future Forum in Washington, DC, and a Student Roundtable participant/presenter at the 2015 White House Champions of Change event. In late 2015, she was invited to take part in COP21 events in Paris, France, where she also presented.

"How the Croak of the Wild Empowered This Child" is the title of her TEDxYouth@TampaBay talk. As the voice of Ms. Abbey Toad, she helped bring the voice of amphibians to the children’s pop musical CD, “Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature” and their re-release CD of “We Are All Connected.” Working with the Amphibian Survival Alliance, Avalon was the guest editor of FrogLog Jr, the first ever youth/classroom edition of their popular amphibian conservation publication.

Avalon's efforts have been recognized with several awards, including the following:

- 2014 Humane Student of the Year by Animalearn

- 2014 Summer of Service Award by Youth Service America

- 2014 Florida Achievement Award

- Peace First Prize Finalist

- 2014 WEDU PBS Be More Awards Rising Star Award

- 2013 SBN International Youth Award

- 2013 Greening Forward Earth Savers Club Award

- Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award

- Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award for Outstanding Youth in Conservation for 2012

- The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

- President’s Volunteer Service Award, Gold Level

- International Young Eco-Hero Award by Action for Nature

"My goal is that everyone should feel interconnected with other living things and the

environment, because then they want to help and not destroy it."

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.

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