Jul 29, 2014
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Youngster Makes a Difference with Conservation Efforts

Through her love for the environment, 12-year-old Avalon Theisen is making waves in the world of conservation and she's headed to East Lake.

Avalon Theisen, founder of the non-profit  Conserve It Forward, will be making an appearance at Brooker Creek Preserve on February 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Theisen will join Brooker Creek in the Family Herpetology Series II: Frogs presentation, which focuses on frogs and their crucial role they play in the environment.

According to the Conserve It Forward  Facebook page, Theisen discovered her love for the environment and all its inhabitants when she was just 9 years old.

In 2010 she decided to start the non-profit organization, which promotes education and awareness through projects and presentations.

Theisen is now backed with a team of supporters and in 2012, Conserve It Forward became a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity.

Along with her accolades in the conservation community, Theisen's trophy room is chock full of awards, according to  Conserve It Forward:

  • 2011 President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • August 2011 Save the Frogs! Student of the Month
  • 2011 Everything Is Possible Award (Awarded by Friendly Water for the World, Inc.)
  • 2011 International Young Eco Hero Award
  • 2011 Nate the Newt Award for amphibian conservation awarded by Save the Frogs!
  • 2012 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes 
  • 2012 Robert Bateman Get to Know Grand Prize Winner in video category ("Wild Neighbors")
  • 2012 Save the Frogs Day Award

The public is invited to Brooker Creek Preserve on Saturday, February 23 to meet Theisen and learn more about frogs and the environment.

Guests are encouraged to  RSVP.

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