Programs & Events

FrogWatch Training Workshop

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Citizen Science
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
Apr. 26, 2014 | Saturday, 4:00pm
Multiple Times: 
4–10pm
Requirements: 
Pre-registration required. Ages 18+. Workshop limited to 12 participants.
Location: Prairie Ridge Ecostation - Outdoor Classroom
Fee: 
$20 – includes pizza dinner, frog field guide and CD

Celebrate International “Save the Frogs” Day with us and become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist! FrogWatch USA is a long-term frog and toad monitoring program whose data describe local species diversity, detect rare and invasive species, suggest shifts in species diversity, range, and seasonal timing (phenology), and may serve as an indicator of wetland health. As a citizen science program, FrogWatch provides volunteers and their families the opportunity to learn about the environment while collecting valuable information about the frogs and toads local to their area. By participating, volunteers are empowered to collect and report information about frog and toad populations, develop and/or enhance their appreciation for the diversity of frog and toad species in their communities, better understand the importance of protecting wetland habitats, and establish a closer relationship with the natural environment. This training will provide participants with the “classroom portion” of the requirements to become a certified FrogWatch Volunteer, and will include evening field visits to wetlands for practice identifying frog calls. 

Fee includes a pizza dinner and a copy of the "Frogs and Toads of NC" field guide & CD.  This workshop counts towards Criteria II or III for those working on EE Certification, and will provide 6 hours of instructional time towards CEU credits for educators.

For more information or to register, please contact Chris Goforth at chris.goforth@naturalsciences.org or 919.707.8882.