What is Fish & Frogs? How can I bring Fish & Frogs to my school/group? Fun stuff for kids!

Fish & Frogs Forever Program

Fish and Frogs Forever is an educational program designed to provide information about the impacts of water pollution on local aquatic ecosystems.

In the City of Kingston, storm drain runoff enters local water bodies including Lake Ontario without filtration and treatment, ending up directly in the ecosystem. As most of Kingston’s drinking water comes from Lake Ontario, these pollutants can affect us as well.

This program, run jointly by the Society for Conservation Biology, Kingston Chapter (SCB) and the City of Kingston, brings a half-day educational program to school and youth groups within Kingston. Children will paint “yellow fish” and “green frogs” beside storm drains within their local community, and distribute fish- and frog-shaped door hangers to nearby homes.

This will provide a lasting reminder about local aquatic ecosystems and the importance pollutants play in them.

Three additional educational activities about water pollution and frogs are also available and can also be presented along with painting, or alone.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for ages 8 and older, including school classes and youth groups. We will run the program for any group interested and are happy to tailor it to your curriculum.

We have also prepared educational activities that can be presented to complement painting or on their own.

Want to volunteer?

We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in youth education and excited about talking to the public!

Are volunteers range from Queen's University students to members of the Kingston community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Fish & Frogs through SCB today for more information on how you can be a part of this educational activity.

Want to help spread the word?

We are trying to increase awareness of our program to the Kingston community.

If you would like to help us in spreading the word, click below to download a few of our promotional posters:

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Invite Fish & Frogs to come visit!

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the City of Kingston are excited to present the Fish and Frogs Forever Program.

Our most popular activity is our storm drain painting & door hanger activity, we have also prepared other educational activities that can complement painting or can be used on their own.

Below is a link to our "Teacher Guide for Fish & Frog Progams" .pdf. Please take the time to review the activities to choose the one(s) that are most suitable for your class, know what materials we require, and the procedural and safety information for painting.

If you would like us to visit your school, please email scb(at0)queensu.ca with the title "Fish & Frogs Request" and information about your class size, age group, desired activities, and if any students have considerations/needs that we need to be aware of.

Thanks so much for your interest in Fish and Frogs Forever and we look forward to meeting you!

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Fun stuff for kids!

What does it sound like?

Click on the frog species below to hear what they sound like! All of these species occur in Ontario, maybe you've heard them before!

American toad

Green frog

Grey tree frog

Northern leopard frog

Spring peeper

Western chorus frog

Wood frog

Can you guess who's calling? (2 frogs!)

Links for Kids & Educators*
*NOTE: Links lead to outside content that is not affiliated with the Society for Conservation Biology Kingston Chapter

FROGGER: Help the frog to return back home!

Frogger Game made by Neave Games

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