Frog Friday is coming to Manchester Museum online

Manchester Museum - Lemur Frog

Manchester Museum will launch Frog Friday this week, presenting it live on Periscope as part of Manchester Museum in Quarantine.

With the museum currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 crisis, Manchester Museum have opened large segments of the museum online, with Manchester Museum in Quarantine continuing to offer acces to exhibitions, learning resources and volunteering opportunities.

As part of this, the Museum is this week launching Friday Friday.

Broadcasting on Periscope (@mcrmuseum) every Friday at 1pm, Frog Friday will answer all your questions about frogs live from Manchester Museum’s Vivarium.

Manchester Museums Vivarium is committed to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and is particularly notable for its large collection of Costa Rican Frogs. The museum has been responsible for establishing important captive breeding programmes for some of the Costa Rica’s most critically endangered species, such as the Lemur Leaf frog. Frog Friday will raise awareness of these important conservation programmes whilst answering people’s frog related questions.

Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museum said: ‘Manchester Museum aims to be the most inclusive, imaginative and caring museum you might encounter and Manchester Museum in Quarantine is shaped by this too. Frog Friday is a fun way to move our learning programme online and engage people not just locally but across the world. We’re missing conversations, curiosity and questions from our visitors and Frog Friday is a way of continuing that.’

Manchester Museum in Quarantine is a carefully curated mobile site containing engaging digital resources to help entertain, educate and spark joy and wonder until the museum reopens. Frog Friday Live is part of the Home-schooling and Families strand of work. It will invite viewers into the popular and much loved Vivarium to talk all things frog related whilst introducing people to the different frogs living at the museum.

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Author: Michelle Swift