FrogWatch Training Sessions

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo invites residents to become Citizen-Scientist volunteers and participate in a "FrogWatch" census in area wetlands. In a collaboration between the Zoo, The Maritime Aquarium, and Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, volunteers will make regular visits to wetlands in their neighborhoods and keep a frog log to record the frog and toad calls they hear. Working with experts, volunteers will learn about local frog species, then visit wetlands once or twice a week for about 15 minutes each night this spring and summer.


During this training, participants will learn about citizen science, the important role amphibians play in the ecosystem, and how to identify ten species of frogs heard in Connecticut. After the training, participants will be sent a virtual assessment they need to complete in order to become a certified FrogWatch Volunteer. You will be sent an email with information on the program 1-2 weeks after signing up, and a reminder the day of the program.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Zoo's FrogWatch Chapter Coordinators:

Jen Farrell: [email protected] and Andrew Connolly: [email protected].

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