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.

Frog Card DeckNew in 2016

Individuals and families that complete the training will receive the full-color, laminated, 2 7/8″ by 4″ Frog Card Deck/Pocket Guide for 1/2 the normal donation!  The 24 cards have images on the front and descriptions, habitats, ranges, similar species, sizes, calls, and seasons on the back.

 

Training Schedule for Upcoming Workshops and Presentations

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale – Friday, May 20th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The Sixth Mass Extinction Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited.  Call Susan Young at 479-750-8165 to enroll.  FREE.

Hobbs State Park, Rogers – Saturday, May 21st, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. FREE FrogWatch USA™ Volunteer Workshop.  To enroll call 479-789-5000.

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith – Saturday, May 28th, 1:00 – 3:30 pm. The Sixth Mass Extinction Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited.  Call 479-452-3993 to enroll.  FREE.

Arkansas State University, Mtn Home – Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The Sixth Mass Extinction Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited.  To enroll call Sarah Sikes at 870-508-6105.

Hobbs State Park, Rogers – Sunday, September 25th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The Sixth Mass Extinction Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited.  Call 479-789-5007 to enroll.  FREE.

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