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 – Thursday, February 14th, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. FrogWatch Workshop – Part 1. FREE. Register at https://asumh.edu/services/community-education.html
Arkansas State University, Mountain Home – Thursday, February 21st, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. FrogWatch Workshop – Part 2. FREE. Register at https://asumh.edu/services/community-education.html
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Holly Springs, MS – Saturday, March 9th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am; 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. FrogWatch Workshop. Cost to be determined. Register by calling 662-252-1155
Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery, AR – Saturday, April 20th, Time to be determined. Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard. FREE and open to the public. This is part of the Earth Day celebration.
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