This program begins in the spring. Check back for details.
Help protect local amphibians and wetlands by listening to frog calls! FrogWatch is a family-friendly citizen science project that only takes 5 minutes of recording to complete each time. During FrogWatch training at Potawatomi Zoo, you’ll learn about frog calls and the tools necessary for tracking each species. Then take the skills you learn at the Zoo with you to record frog calls independently!
FrogWatch USA is the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’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. Citizen science refers to research collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection while also providing access to this information to community members. By recording frog calls, you and your family can help researchers understand the scope of amphibian population decline and help find ways to prevent it.
Being a FrogWatch citizen scientist is fun for the whole family, but we prefer that only adults or older children attend the training. Each training is up to 2 hours long and includes a PowerPoint presentation, review, and exam. The exam can be taken multiple times if needed.
Questions? Call the Conservation Education Department at (574) 235-9070 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org