Do you love frogs and want to learn more about the native frogs in the area? Did you know Tennessee is home to 21 species of frogs?
Nashville Zoo's ectotherm team is hosting two FrogWatch workshops in February followed by an after-hours meetup where frog watchers will be listening for and identifying frog calls.
While particpation in the training session is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. Particpation in the FrogWatch USA training sessions and outing are free. If you'd like to explore the Zoo before or after the training session, regular admission is required.
FrogWatch Training Sessions:
Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 starting at 6 p.m.
***It's recommended to bring a flashlight and pen + paper for collecting data. Dress for the weather! Poncho and boots may be neccessary.
About FrogWatch USA
Because many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world, it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines.That's where you come in!
FrogWatch USA is AZA's citizen science program and provides individuals, groups, and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads. Volunteers are the foundation of the FrogWatch USA community - these trained individuals listen for frogs and toads during evenings from February through August and submit these observations to a national online database. Monitoring through FrogWatch USA can be an enriching experience that allows one to connect with nature and also contribute to amphibian conservation efforts. Learn more about becoming or continuing as a FrogWatch USA volunteer.