Become a FrogWatcher!
FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA). FROGZ are the FrogWatch Researchers of Greenville Zoo Chapter in Greenville,
Volunteers of FrogWatch USA can help scientists understand which frogs and toads
may be increasingly common or in decline throughout the United States. It is estimated
that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction.
You can be directly involved in gathering information that may help stop the decline
of these important and treasured animals.
FrogWatch USA volunteers learn to identify local frog and toad species by their
calls during the breeding season and how to report their findings accurately. By
mastering these skills, volunteers gain increased experience and control over asking
and answering scientific questions which, in turn, augments science literacy, facilitates
conservation action and stewardship, and increases knowledge of amphibians. Volunteers
register a wetland site and make multiple evening visits from February through August
to collect data on the calls of frogs and toads. Participating individuals and families
learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians.
To become part of FrogWatch, you'll need to fill out an application and attend one of our training sessions.
2015 Training Dates
Februrary 28, 2015, 10 am – 2 pm at Lake Conestee
March 14, 2015, 10 am – 2 pm at Lake Conestee
Class registration will be available after the new year.