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FrogWatch USA Training at the RWP Zoo

  • 1000 Elmwood Avenue
  • 1000 Elmwood Avenue
  • Providence, RI 02907
  • Phone (401) 785-3510
  • Dates: Feb 23, Mar 8 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: $10/household (up to 2 adults and 2 children age 8+)

Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to several factors such as habitat loss, pollution, and disease. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA and help save out frogs!

FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local frog population helps protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA.

After passing a test on identifying frog calls at the end of the training, certified volunteers then commit to monitoring a local amphibian habitat (such as a pond or lake) approximately once a week for about 15 minutes and collecting/submitting data on what they hear. Data collected will be added to a national FrogWatch USA database.

Important note: FrogWatch trainings will cover a large amount of information and protocols. While frog watching is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, the trainings are designed for interested older children and adults.