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
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin – Saturday, April 22th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Save the Frogs Day Event. No registration required. Call Ryan Smith at 1-870-755-2500.
Little Rock Zoo, Little Rock – Saturday, April 29th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Save the Frogs Day Event. No registration required. Call Laura Fawks at 1-501-661-7220.
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Rogers – Saturday, April 29th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Save the Frogs Day Event. No registration required. Call Sim Barrow at 1-479-280-7528.
Hobbs State Park, Rogers – Sunday, June 4th, Time TBD. Frog Watch USA Workshop, FREE. No registration required. Call Sim Barrow at 1-479-280-7528.
Lake Leatherwood, Eureka Springs – Sunday, June 11th, Time TBD. Frog Listening Party, FREE. No registration required. Call Sim Barrow at 1-479-280-7528.
Baxter County Library, Mountain Home – Saturday, June 17th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. “The Sixth Mass Extinction” Presentation. Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads. Public invited – No registration needed. 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