FrogWatch U.S.A 2022 TrainingsFrogs and toads, like this Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), play a crucial role in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many amphibian populations have been in decline, and it’s important to understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these downturns.FrogWatch U.S.A. is a national community science project focused on inspiring conservation through education. Volunteers are trained to identify frogs by their unique calls and then asked to select a local wetland to monitor through the spring and summer. We’ve partnered with Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and The Maritime Aquarium to offer virtual trainings where participants learn about community science, the important role amphibians play in the ecosystem, and how to identify ten species of frogs heard in Connecticut. After the training, participants will complete a virtual assessment to become a certified FrogWatch Volunteer.March 9 & 15, 7:00 pm EST
During this entirely virtual training, participants will learn about community science, the important role amphibians play in the ecosystem, and how to identify ten species of frogs heard in Connecticut. After the training, participants will be sent a virtual assessment they need to complete in order to become a certified FrogWatch Volunteer.
All trainings are held from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and are free with suggested donation.