Check out the SouthCoast Today article discussing the FrogWatch Program at the Buttonwood Park Zoo.
Become a citizen scientist! Local frogs need your help! Amphibian populations are declining worldwide so it’s important to learn as much as we can about these animals. Here’s how you can help! Join the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s FrogWatch Chapter. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide frog and toad monitoring program. Learn to identify local frog and toad calls at the last training session for the season on Saturday, April 4th, from 1-3:30. Then explore local wetlands to help contribute critical data to the long-term scientific study. Ready to become a citizen scientist? Call to register 508-991-6178 x 31. (Ages 7+)
Plan to come to the Zoo a little earlier on Saturday and learn about the importance of amphibian conservation and awareness from our guest speaker. Lou Perrotti, the Director of Conservation Programs at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, will be coming here to talk to us about the current amphibian crisis and how zoos and their supporters can help. Lou has worked with the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center in Panama, as well as being very active in starting and supporting the RWPZ FrogWatch USA Chapter. To learn more about Lou’s amazing work and how you too can help frogs join us Saturday April 4th!
Guest Speaker, Lou Perrotti: April 4th, 11:00am
FrogWatch Training: April 4th, 1:00pm