Training Schedule

FrogWatch USA™ Volunteer Workshops

These FREE classroom workshops will teach you to identify all the frogs and toads in your area by their calls in the first session.  Students will follow a Power Point presentation and learn to mimic the frog calls.

FrogWatch classroom

Learning the frog calls!

A full-color workbook with visual memory aids, range maps, and a call timing chart will be provided.  In addition, you will learn why they are important, why they are in trouble, and what can be done to help them.

The second session includes an introduction to wetlands and frog monitoring training for the FrogWatch USA™ national network administered by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Citizen scientists around the country listen to frogs and toads from February through August and submit their findings to a national database.  Session one is a prerequisite for session two, and a student may just attend the first session if they are not interested in becoming a citizen scientist.  For more about FrogWatch USA™ see www.aza.org/frogwatch.  There is no charge for these workshops.

 

Training Schedule for Upcoming Workshops and Presentations

Arkansas State University, Mountain Home – Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  Frog Watch USA Workshop, FREE.

Ozarka College, Ash Flat – TBD  Frog Watch USA Workshops, FREE.

Devil’s Den State Park, West Fork – Friday, March 3rd, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  Frog Watch USA Workshop, FREE.

Baxter Regional Library, Mountain Home – Saturday, March 11th, 9:30 – Noon. “The Sixth Mass Extinction” Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited – No registration needed.  FREE.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale – Thursday, March 16th, 6:00 – 8:30 PM. “The Sixth Mass Extinction” Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited – No registration needed.  FREE.

Fort Smith Lawn & Garden Show, Fort Smith – Friday, March 17th, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, “Garden Frogs” Presentation.

Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg – Saturday, March 18th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Frog Watch USA Workshop, FREE.

Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg – Sunday, March 19th, 10:00 – Noon.  “The Sixth Mass Extinction” Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited – No registration needed.  FREE.

North Arkansas College, Harrison – Thursdays, March 30th and April 6th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.   Frog Watch USA Workshops – Parts 1 and 2. FREE.  To register go to http://www.northark.edu/academics/communityeducationclasses/index

Are you interested in coordinating Frog Watch training and activities in your part of Arkansas?  Or would you like to host a presentation of “The Sixth Mass Extinction?”  Contact me to get more information about setting something up.  Tom@arkansasfrogsandtoads.org