What is FrogWatch?
FrogWatch USA is AZA’s, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, flagship citizen science program that invites individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by identifying and reporting the calls of local species of frogs and toads.
How does it work?
Join us for our training session below. There are 16 species found in South Jersey, Southeast PA and Northern Delaware. Learn to identify the frog and toad species calls and explore wetlands (e.g., pond, stream, etc.) in your area during frog and toad breeding season. During the breeding season, find a wetland near you and take 5 minutes to spend with your family to identify the species you hear, along with the local weather conditions at that time. After your monitoring session, upload your observations to an easy to use website.
How is this information used?
The information supplied by FrogWatch volunteers and ongoing analyses of the data are used to help develop practical strategies for the conservation of important native species. It is also used by scientists to monitor distributions of species as populations grow or decline.
When is Adventure Aquarium holding a FrogWatch class?
Adventure Aquarium will hold a FrogWatch class on Saturday, March 17 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.