Frogwatch USA Looking For Citizen Scientists
photo courtesy of Saint Louis FrogWatch Chapter
Saint Louis Zoo online training sessions set for April 3
The information in this post has been updated with the most recent changes. All in-person training workshops have been canceled.
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volunteer with the Saint Louis Zoo! St. Louis-area “citizen scientists” are needed to monitor frogs and toads from their backyards, parks, fields, creeks or just about anywhere. The information gathered can ultimately lead to practical and workable ways to stop amphibian decline.
You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to join FrogWatch. You won’t even need to see or touch these amazing amphibians to participate. All you need is an interest in frogs and toads and the time to attend a training session. You’ll be asked to make a commitment to monitor a site of your choosing for at least three minutes twice a week throughout the frogs’ breeding season, which ranges from about February to August.
Please read below for webinar dates, times and registration.
2020 Training Schedule:
Free volunteer training is offered every spring. The training sessions are for students entering grade 9 and adults and cover all the information needed to get started and to join our FrogWatch community.All in-person training workshops are canceled.
Online training webinar via Zoom 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020
Please preregister online.
Registrants will receive the link to the training session and instructions.To participate in this event, you will need the following:
Minimum: computer or smart device with internet access and audio capabilities
For the best experience and use of the online platform Zoom, you will need an internet enabled device with speakers, microphone, and camera. If you are using a cell phone or tablet, you will need to download the free Zoom app.
is the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ flagship citizen science program. It allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads. For over 10 years, FrogWatch USA volunteers have been trained to enter their information. Ongoing analyses of this data have been used to help develop practical strategies for the conservation of these important species.
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