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Become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer for the Zoo
March 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on March 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer for the Zoo at Roger Wiliams Park Zoo!
Did you know that Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to a number of factors such as habitat loss, pollution, and disease. You can help save our frogs be becoming a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA. Great for families with children 8+.
Trainings to Become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer for the Zoo cover the importance of amphibians in the environment including:
• How to monitor the local populations;
• How to choose a site to monitor;
• How to tell frog species apart by their calls; and,
• How to report findings to FrogWatch USA.
Once training is complete, all participants must pass a test identifying frog calls. Newly certified citizen scientists then commit to monitoring a local amphibian habitat (such as a pond or lake) approximately once a week for about 15 minutes, and collecting/submitting data on what they hear. Data collected will be added to a national FrogWatch USA database.
Important note about Become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer for the Zoo: trainings will cover a large amount of information and protocols. While frog watching is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, the trainings are designed for interested older children and adults.
Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, March 3 1:30 – 4:00 p,m.
Sunday March 4 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/household (up to 2 adults and 2 children)
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.