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Caring For Our Collection During COVID-19

It warms our hearts to hear that despite the difficult times brought on by the on-going pandemic, so many of our dedicated frog sponsors and visitors still think about our collection, and wonder about our frogs as the University of Manchester as well as the Museum remain closed.

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We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our frogblog readers and friends of our collection that all of our animals are still receiving the highest standards of care.
As the health and safety of our staff remain paramount during the virus outbreak, we have worked hard to devise a working schedule that accommodates the recommended social distancing guidelines, while continuing as key workers to provide all of the necessary resources and daily care for our collection.

In short, for our animals, nothing has changed (and if anything, our Fijian Iguana just loves grapes now more than ever.)

 

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Online resources for children

Here you can download some environmental education activity worksheets – Why not print them all off and create a supper booklet for children to enjoy:

 DOWNLOAD THE BOOKLET HERE

It’s full of things to do, and can be used a great resource to base further activities on!

Aimed at Primary school level learning, and featuring Lucy Marland and the conservation of the Lemur Leaf Frog, these educational worksheets are supported visually by a series of 3 short videos (which I invite you to watch below)

The resources are available in both English and Spanish Languages by following the link at the bottom of this post..
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Emergency Fundraising Appeal

For many young people in the local area it’s more important than ever that Inspire Chorley Youth Zone continues to be there for them. Behind the scenes their amazing team are busy planning for all eventualities.

Even if schools close the will remain available or young people, although the offering will be adjusted to meet the needs of their most vulnerable members. No young person should go hungry, feel isolated or left to cope in difficult circumstances, so are they’re doing all they can do to be there for the young people in the area. Their plans are evolving but includes the following provisions:

NO CHILD SHOULD GO HUNGRY
Access to a lunch club with limited sessions for those receiving free school meals, under child protection plans and being supported by the Family Health and Well being service.
DEDICATED HELPLINE
Dedicated helpline and proactive contact for young people considered most vulnerable and in crisis.
ON THE GROUND SUPPORT
Extension of detached youth work and outreach services within the community.
YOUTH ZONE AT HOME
Daily social media live sessions from Youth Zone’s gym and dance instructors, arts experts etc.
CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Support to the local community in the delivery of essential supplies to the elderly and the possibility of day care support for emergency/ essential services.

However the largest challenge they are now facing is to ensure they’ve  the finances available to deliver the above and to be able to pay their staff who are bravely supporting the most vulnerable young people.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT INSPIRE YOUTH ZONE THROUGH THE CORONA VIRUS

They need to make urgent changes to their programmes to adapt to the situation and protect the young people they work with – But at the same time, the coronavirus is putting our plans at risk and they’re facing a huge drop in income.

To balance their budget in 2020, they are dependent on thousands of pounds in income but with the cancellation / postponement of many events and uncertainty for many, there plans are now at risk and as many of their supporters will know, they are a young charity with very limited financial reserves.

If you’re able to, please make an emergency donation now and help them keep their work on track through the coronavirus health crisis.

DONATE HERE

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