FROG, CHEMICAL, WATER, YOU
Selections from the 2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
FROG, CHEMICAL, WATER, YOU (USA, 2009, 17 min.)
Amphibians are an indicator species. Because of their sensitive permeable skin, scientists use amphibians to gauge the overall health of the worldwide ecosystem that we all share. With nearly half of the world’s amphibian populations in decline, we are all potentially in big trouble. At a level both appropriate for tweens and appealing to adults, this quirky little movie examines the impact of chemical contaminants on worldwide amphibian decline and reveals some simple things you can start doing to reduce your chemical footprint today. Directed by Jennifer Grace. Produced by The Smithsonian Women’s Committee and Montana State University. Winner of the Best Non-Broadcast Program Award.