Earn Nature Swap Points as FrogWatcher!

Be a FrogWatcher! – Earn Nature Swap Points

Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to a number of factors such as habitat loss, pollution, and disease. Help save our frogs by becoming a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA!  

FrogWatch USA trainings at Roger Williams Park Zoo are facilitated by Director of Conservation, Lou Perrotti, and will cover:

  • The importance of amphibians to our ecosystems
  • How you can help monitor our local populations
  • How to choose a site to monitor
  • How to tell frog species apart by their calls
  • How to report findings

Once training is complete, all participants must pass a test identifying frog calls.  Newly certified citizen scientists then commit to monitoring a local amphibian habitat (such as a pond or lake) approximately once a week for about 15 minutes, and collecting/submitting data on what they hear.  Data collected will be added to a national FrogWatch USA database.

Important Note: FrogWatch trainings will cover a large amount of information and protocols.  While FrogWatching is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, the trainings are designed for interested older children and adults.

Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Training Dates & Times

Sunday, March 12

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Saturday, March 18

10:00am - 12:30pm

Thursday, March 23

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Materials Fee: $10/household (up to 2 adults and 2 children)  (The materials fee will be waived for RIEEA members.  Please register by e-mailing programs@rwpzoo.org and make note of your RIEEA affiliation)

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.rwpzoo.org/352/be-frogwatcher

Each FrogWatch observation sheet is worth points at The Zoo’s Nature Swap. Submit your forms to the FrogWatch Team to earn points towards your nature swap account! The Nature Swap is located in Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Hasbro’s our Big Backyard, and is open 10-2, Friday to Monday.