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FROGWATCH TRAINING WORKSHOP

Become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist!

Tuesday, March 20, 7-9 pm; Snow date: Thursday, March 22, 7-9pm

Location: Kline Geology Lab (KGL) Auditorium, 210 Whitney Avenue (just beyond the Peabody on the same side of the street)

 

Free for members of the Yale Peabody Museum, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, and Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk.  $10 per family for others.

Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance.

Register yourself or your entire family HERE.

FrogWatch USA is a nationwide initiative that recruits volunteers to monitor and record the number and variety of frogs and toads around the country. If you are interested in learning more about these fascinating critters and how they are beneficial to humans and the environment, consider attending this workshop.

You will learn how to identify different types of frogs from their distinct calls, how to monitor frog populations in wetlands near you during the spring and summer months. and how to upload your observations to a national online database.

This can be a fun and meaningful family activity for the entire family so register family members too. The time commitment is 15 minutes once or twice a week, one-half hour after sunset.

So why are frogs and toads so important? These amphibians are predators in aquatic and terrestrial food webs. They directly benefit humans by eating insects that can be pests and transmit diseases. They are sensitive to changes in their environment and, as such, indicators of problems that can affect human health. Many previously abundant frog populations, both in the U.S. and worldwide, have experienced dramatic population declines. It is essential that we understand the scope, scale and cause of these declines.

 

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

170 Whitney Avenue • New Haven, CT 06511 • (203) 432-3738

 



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