Become Citizen Scientist!
Frogs play an important role in food webs and benefit humans by eating insects that can be pests and transmit disease. Due to their sensitivity to the environment, frogs act as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Many populations of frogs have experienced dramatic declines in the United States and around the world. As a citizen scientist, you can be directly involved in gathering information that can aid in the conservation of these cherished animals.
What is FrogWatch?
FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, to identify local frog and toad calls and to report data.
Frogs need your help!
You should participate if you have:
- An interest in learning about frogs and toads
- The commitment to learn and identify individual frog calls
- The ability to regularly visit a local wetland within Alachua and Bradford County for data collection from February through August
This season, the workshops will be hosted at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Monday, January 30, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.*
Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.*
*Registration is required and will open January 3. Register here to choose one of the two dates. The course is FREE of charge.
Training Courses will be hosted at:Florida Museum of Natural History
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
For further inquiries, contact:
Jade Salamone, Conservation Education Specialist at 352-395-7358 or email@example.com.