FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that invites individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting data on the calls of local frogs and toads. AZA’s FrogWatch USA comprises a national network of skilled coordinators and volunteers that form a community with the common goal of providing large scale, long-term data on frogs and toads in the United States. FrogWatch-FieldScope allows participants to enter and review their data, as well as explore maps and graphs. Use FrogWatch-FieldScope to examine species distribution, timing of calls, and other data geographically and over time and see what you can discover!
If you are new to FrogWatch USA and would like to learn more about volunteering, or are part of an institution or organization interested in starting a chapter, please visit our homepage at www.frogwatch.org.
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FrogWatch USA observations are collected from 1 February through 31 August of each year.
Prospective volunteers should visit https://www.aza.org/become-a-frogwatch-volunteer/ to learn how to participate and to locate a training opportunity. Volunteer training sesssions will be posted at https://www.aza.org/frogwatch-volunteer-training-schedule/, so check regularly for updates!
Current volunteers should ensure data from the 2017 season are entered and continue practicing frog call identification during the off season. Refreshers are available at www.aza.org/current-frogwatch-volunteers.
Data are available in real-time and you are encouraged to explore the data using maps and graphs. Tutorial videos are available in the Help section and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org any time you need assistance.
In addition, check out the new free online Data Entry & Exploration course available through the AZA e-Learning portal: http://www.elearning.aza.org/products/4004/ frogwatch-usa-data-entry-and-exploration
Thank you for a terrific 2017 season and for your dedication to the program! Keep visiting FrogWatch-FieldScope and the FrogWatch USA Homepage for updates during the off season. You can also stay connected to FrogWatch USA on Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and SoundCloud.