Zoo looking for citizen scientists

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is looking for some citizen scientists. The zoo has some training sessions for their “FrogWatch USA” program, which focuses on the importance of amphibians in the environment.

Lou Perrotti, Conservation Director of the program, joined The Rhode Show to talk more about it.

About FrogWatch:

  • There are three training sessions: February 26 from 6 to 8:30pm; and March 8 and 22 from 1 to 3:30pm
  • These sessions discuss the importance of amphibians in the environment, how to tell the frog species apart by their calls and how monitoring our local population helps to protect them.
  • Citizen scientists commit to monitoring a local amphibian habitat (such as a pond or lake) and collecting data on what they hear, approximately once a week for about 15 minutes.
  • Each training session is $10 per household – that is two adults and two children
  • Register on the Zoo’s website.

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