IslandWood is proud to host FrogWatch USA for this unique, FREE opportunity.

Join the experts from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums FrogWatch USA program to learn how you can volunteer to take part in a nation-wide citizen research project to help protect and conserve our local amphibian populations. You are invited to attend this workshop to learn more about how to get involved. It is available at NO COST to you through the support of a National Science Foundation grant.

We'll begin with a delicious and healthful lunch at 12pm.  At 1pm we'll begin the workshop which will be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities.  Coffee, tea and water will be available all throughout the workshop.  This workshop is suited for adults or older teens with an interest in amphibians, science and research.

As a participant, you'll:

  • Explore the benefits of citizen science and Public Participation in Scientific Research
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of FrogWatch USA data collection
  • See how to enter, explore, and interpret data in the online FrogWatch USA database
  • Get to know local frog and toad species and how to identify them by sight and sound
  • Connect and network with other wildlife enthusiasts in our area

The workshop will go from 1pm-4:45pm.  After that, we'll take a short break and walk over to the Dining Hall at 5pm where IslandWood chefs will have whipped us up a fantastic pizza, salad and dessert dinner.

All workshop participants are encouraged to attend the family-friendly community program that immediately follows at 6:30pm called Amorous Amphibians Night Hike.  That's a program where we'll learn about other breeding amphibians like salamanders and newts too and then take a night hike to put all our newfound monitoring skills into practice!  If you plan on attending that, please let us know in the registration.  If you want to have family or friends meet you, they must register separately at www.islandwood.org

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn, dine and discover with us.  See you there!

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