FrogWatch

FrogWatch Training Opportunities

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is inviting Southeast Michigan residents to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The citizen science program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and to gather and record data that supports a national network.

FrogWatch volunteers choose from locations throughout the tri-county area and monitor the sites for several weeks. Their observations provide valuable insight into whether amphibians in the region are declining or increasing or if new species are being found in areas where they have not been identified before.

Note: The FrogWatch Trainings will be virtual this year and hosted on the Zoom platform. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.  Each session is limited to 15 participants.

  • Wednesday, March 31: 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 10 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 14: 4-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 15: 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 17: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Dates for additional, in-person, outdoor field training will be provided during each session.

For more information or to register for FrogWatch, contact DZS Curator of Education – Informal Programs, Mike Reed using the form below.