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

Ozarka College, Mountain View – Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  “The Sixth Mass Extinction” Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Call Lindsay Galloway at 1-870-269-5600 to register.  FREE.

Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home – Saturday, October 21st, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard , FREE.  No registration required.  Milkweed seeds available.

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro – Sunday, October 22nd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  “Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard” Presentation.  Presented by Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Public invited – no registration required.   FREE.

Ozarka College, Mountain View – Thursday, October 26th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  “Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard” Presentation.  Presented by the Buffalo National River Partners and Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Call Lindsay Galloway at 1-870-269-5600 to register.  FREE.

Durand Center, North Arkansas College, Harrison – Tuesday, November 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  “Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard” Presentation.  Presented by Arkansas Frogs and Toads.  Call 870-391-3100 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