ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The Saint Louis Zoo is looking for a few good FrogWatchers! Michael Dawson, a St. Louis Zoo Naturalist Educator, stopped by with a couple of frogs to show to Tim Ezell. He even tested Tim on identifying some frog sounds.
You can become a FrogWatch USA™ volunteer with the Saint Louis Zoo. St. Louis-area 'citizen scientists' are needed to monitor frogs and toads from their backyards, parks, fields, creeks or just about anywhere.
The information gathered can ultimately lead to practical and workable ways to stop amphibian decline.
You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to join FrogWatch. You won`t even need to see or touch these amazing amphibians to participate. All you need is an interest in frogs and toads and the time to attend a training session. You`ll be asked to make a commitment to monitor a site of your choosing for at least three minutes twice a week throughout the frogs` breeding season, which ranges from about February to August.
FrogWatch USA™ Training Sessions
2014 Training Schedule:
Sunday, Feb. 16 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in The Living World at the Zoo
Friday, March 14 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve
Sunday, March 16 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in The Living World at the Zoo
Monday, April 21 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve
Friday, April 25 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve