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.  Students will follow a Power Point presentation and learn to mimic the frog calls.  Attendees will also learn about wetlands and why they are important to the ecosystem.

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.

Those who desire to become citizen scientists will complete 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.  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 – Thursdays, February 3rd and 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First meeting: FrogWatch Listening Workshop, Second meeting: Certification Workshop; Click here to register for FREE: Registration

Mississippi River State Park, MariannaSaturday, March 3rd, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  FrogWatch Workshop FREE  Call Tara Gillanders at 870-295-4040 to register.

Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home – Saturday, March 31st, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard , FREE.  No registration required.  Milkweed seeds and plants available.

Little Rock Zoo – Saturday, April 7th, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.  FrogWatch Workshop.  Cost is $3.00 per person or $10.00 for a family.  (Those who want to attend the Zoo after the workshop must pay regular Zoo admission).  Register online at  https://www.littlerockzoo.com/eventcalendar or call Laura Fawks Lapole at 501-661-7220

Little Rock Zoo – Saturday, April 14th, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.  FrogWatch Workshop.  Cost is $3.00 per person or $10.00 for a family.  (Those who want to attend the Zoo after the workshop must pay regular Zoo admission).  Register online at  https://www.littlerockzoo.com/eventcalendar or call Laura Fawks Lapole at 501-661-7220

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale – Saturday, April 21st, 12:30 – 4:30 pm.   Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard , FREE.  Call 479-750-8165 to register.  Milkweed seeds and plants available.

Old Smokehouse, Fayetteville – Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.   Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard , FREE.  Call Sim Barrow at 479-966-4666 to register – limited seating.  Milkweed seeds and plants available.

 

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” or “Birds, Bees, and Butterflies?”  Contact me to get more information about setting something up.  Tom@arkansasfrogsandtoads.org