John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo FrogWatch Chapter

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). John Ball Zoo hosts an active chapter.

You don’t have to be an expert to join in FrogWatch and help contribute valuable information to scientists studying amphibians! This citizen science program provides individuals, groups and families the opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the calls of local frogs and toads.

Volunteers are asked to attend at least one training session; learn the importance of amphibians, identify frog species by their calls and, observe frogs in your area. We ask that volunteers commit to collecting data approximately once a week for about 10 mins during the season. Formal volunteer training sessions are offered in February and March with field trainings in the spring and early summer. 

2016 Training Sessions

February 26, 2016, 6pm-7:30pm - John Ball Zoo, Ballroom 
March 24, 2016, 6pm-7:30pm - Blandford Nature Center, Main Visitor Center
 
2016 Group Observations
Friday, April 15, 8:45pm-9:00pm - Millennium Park Entrance - 1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534
 

FrogWatch Volunteers

Register your observation site and enter observations online at FrogWatch Fieldscope.

Test your frog call knowledge using this fun frog quiz and learn more about amphibians from the USGS.

 

For more information or to join the FrogWatch email list please contact Rhiannon Mulligan at rmulligan@jbzoo.org 

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