Frogwatch USA Protocol Instructional Workshop

  • Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 330 Hospice Ln, Kearneysville, WV 25430


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What:  Citizen Science Workshop: Frogwatch USA Protocol Instructional Workshop

Where:  Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center (GPS - use Food Lion, Kearneysville. Hospice is across the street)

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free but registration required

Guest Speaker: Matt Neff, Animal Keeper, Reptile Discovery Center, Department of Herpetology, National Zoological ParkSmithsonian Institution

PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

Master Naturalist Re-cert eligible

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that provides individuals, groups, and families with an opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the calls of local frogs and toads. Volunteers collect data during evenings from February through August and have been submitting data for over 15 years.

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.

  The goal of this citizen science workshop is to train volunteers to go out and listen to and document frog calls on your own and then to submit your findings to FrogWatch.   The focus of this training is on the proper protocols for submitting your documentation.

Please contact Debbie Maiorano with any questions: email to or call: 540-535-5145

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