Scarlett’s Superstars: Trinity FavazzaBy Anne Cissel
Kids like you can make a difference for wildlife and the environment. Meet some inspiring young heroes who have turned their love of animals into action!
When Trinity Favazza, 14, was very young, she would explore the woods near her Detroit-area home with her family. One of her earliest memories is of listening to wood frogs singing in the spring. That’s when her love of frogs and other amphibians began.
As Trinity got older, she learned as much as she could about amphibians, including that they’re one of the most threatened groups of animals in the world. Since then, Trinity has worked to teach people about the need to save amphibians and wetlands.
One of her projects to raise awareness is called “Amphibians Rock.” It encourages kids to paint amphibians on rocks, then hide them around their neighborhood for other kids to find. As one of the youngest members of the citizen science group FrogWatch USA, Trinity gathers information about frog calls and frog breeding, which she shares with local and national scientists.
Trinity continues to teach people about the importance of amphibians through social media and on her website, actionforamphibians.com. “I want to inspire young people like me to help save our beautiful world and all the creatures in it,” she says, “especially amphibians.”
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