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FrogWatch USA

Saving the World One Frog at a Time

This season there are TWO options to becoming a certified FrogWatcher; join us for either a Live Zoom training or watch a pre-recorded training video.

Amphibian populations throughout the world are declining. Do you want to help? If so, join the Buttonwood Park Zoo FrogWatch Chapter and become a citizen scientist! As a citizen scientist you will have the opportunity to explore your local wetlands, learn to identify local frogs and toads by their calls, and contribute data to a long-term scientific study.

During this time of social distancing, FrogWatching is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy nature. If interested, follow the steps below to become a volunteer with our NEW virtual training options.

Once your training is complete, you are ready to get out there! This program takes place 30 minutes after sunset and is advised for those who are age 7 and up.

Live Zoom Training Session

If you would like to attend FrogWatch training via Zoom, please register for ONE of the following times.

Pre-recorded Training Session

If you would like to attend FrogWatch training via a pre-recorded video, please follow the steps below.

STEP 1

Once signed up, a member of our FrogWatch team will send you the training materials and links to our online training and assessment.

STEP 2

Watch the 34 minute online training and take the assessment.
*Please do not use any external materials during the assessment

STEP 3

Our chapter coordinators will review your assessment and send a follow up email to let you know how you did.

STEP 4

If you’ve passed our assessment, you’re all set. You are now a FrogWatch volunteer and can start monitoring for some frogs and toads! If you did not pass the assessment, we can send you a link to try again.

STEP 5

If you’d like to become a certified FrogWatch volunteer** you will also need to take a frog call assessment. Send an email to frogwatch@bpzoo.org and state that you’d like to take the call test. One of our chapter coordinators will reach out to set up a Zoom call where you will be asked to identify all 11 native species by their call.

For more information on the national FrogWatch USA program, click here

To practice your frog call identification skills, click here

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