Be a FrogWatcher!

Be a FrogWatcher!

FrogWatch USA

Think you can identify Rhode Island's frogs by their calls?

Take the quiz and find out>

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

FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local population helps to 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. In 2013, 67 sites were monitored over 800 times by Rhode Island FrogWatch citizen scientists!

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

2015 Dates & Times:

Thursday, February 26th   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sunday, March 8th            1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sunday, March 22nd         1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 

Cost:  $10/household (up to 2 adults and 2 children)

For more information about the program, click here.

Have questions?  Contact Gerry at gdichiara@rwpzoo.org or 401-785-3510 x 358.