BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Annual FrogWatch Program in 2018
November 29 2017
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host a FrogWatch Program in 2018 and welcome volunteers to get involved. FrogWatch USA was created in 1998 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as a contributory Public Participation in Scientific Research. In 2009, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) assumed management of FrogWatch USA as part of its long-term commitment to amphibian conservation.
Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Many populations of amphibians worldwide have experienced decline in past decades. Participating in FrogWatch will provide volunteers the chance to provide valuable data that can be used to prevent future declines and to learn more about these fascinating creatures! This form of "citizen science" enables everyday people to get involved in formal conservation efforts just by committing to listen and learn in their own backyards.
Training sessions will be held as follows:
- January 6th from 10am - noon at Bluebonnet Swamp Education Building
- January 14th from 1-3pm at the Zoo's Education Building.
- Optional “Jeopardy” style trivia will be held immediately following each training
For more info or to register: http://www.brzoo.org/education/learn-at-the-zoo/frogwatch/.