FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training Sessions

FrogWatch USA training sessions are held annually to prepare volunteers for the data collection season (February - August). Most training sessions are scheduled by chapters from late fall through early spring and more than 100 sessions are offered each year. Check back often for additional training opportunities in your area or email frogwatch@aza.org to inquire further. If no training sessions are listed in your area, or if you would prefer to learn at your own pace, online training opportunities are available. Learn more and enroll.

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Alabama

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve FrogWatch
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Birmingham

4/27/2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, 1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, Al 35206
Register in advance here!

5/25/2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, 1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, Al 35206
Register in advance here

Alaska

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Arkansas

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California
 

Bay Area FrogWatch at CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point, San Mateo
Chapter Webpage

2/2/2019
3:00 PM
Location: CuriOdyssey
To register in advance email here!

Colorado

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Connecticut

Mystic Aquarium FrogWatch USA
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic

 

03/06/2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Mystic Aquarium
To register in advance email here!

Note: Training for participants ages 16 and older

03/16/2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Mystic Aquarium
To register in advance email here!

Note: Family Friendly Training

District of Columbia
 

DOEE FrogWatch
Department of Energy & Environment, NE Washington, DC
Chapter Webpage
 

3/2/2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: DOEE Aquatic Resources Education Center in Anacostia Park
Register in advance here!

3/16/2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: DOEE Aquatic Resources Education Center in Anacostia Park
Register in advance here!

Florida
 

Brevard Zoo FrogWatch USA
Brevard Zoo, Melbourne
Chapter Webpage

 

3/1/2019
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Brevard Zoo Education Classrooms
Register in advance here
Notes: Only one training session required.

3/4/2019
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Brevard Zoo Education Classrooms
Register in advance here
Notes: Only one training session required.

3/8/2019
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Brevard Zoo Education Classrooms
Register in advance here
Notes: Only one training session required.

Gainesville FrogWatch USA at Santa Fe College
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Gainesville
Chapter Webpage || Chapter Facebook Page

1/24/2019
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
Register in advance here
Notes: Two workshops are available to accommodate participants busy schedules. Volunteers only need to register for one. Certification assessments will be held at a later date that will be discussed at the workshop.

1/30/2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
Register in advance here!
Notes: Two workshops are available to accommodate participants busy schedules. Volunteers only need to register for one. Certification assessments will be held at a later date that will be discussed at the workshop.

Georgia

Sandy Creek FrogWatchers
Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens
Chapter Webpage

1/31/2019
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
Register in advance at here!
Notes: This training will cover the basics about FrogWatch USA monitoring and learning frog species in the area. It is a one night training but continued learning will be in the field during the season.

Illinois

FrogWatch Cosley Zoo
Cosley Zoo, Wheaton
Chapter Webpage

3/31/2019
3:00PM- 5:00 PM
Location: Cosley Zoo, Wheaton, IL
To register in advance email here!
Notes: The training will take place in the Kiebler Room at Cosley Zoo, located on the second floor of the barn. This space is accessible only by stairs. Cost is $7.00 per person or $20.00 per household/group.

4/26/2019

6:00PM- 8:00PM
Location: Cosley Zoo, Wheaton, IL
To register in advance email here!
Notes: The training will take place in the Kiebler Room at Cosley Zoo, located on the second floor of the barn. This space is accessible only by stairs. Cost is $7.00 per person or $20.00 per household/group.

Indiana

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo FrogWatch USA Chapter
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne
Chapter Webpage

2/16/2019
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Wayne Children's Zoo-3411 Sherman Boulevard-Fort Wayne, IN 46808 - Sea Lab on Zoo grounds
To register in advance contact the Zoo Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 or email here.
Notes: Space is limited to 35 participants per class. Must be 8 years of age or older, and pre-registration is required. Bring a sack lunch/snack and drink.

2/23/2019
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Wayne Children's Zoo-3411 Sherman Boulevard-Fort Wayne, IN 46808 - Sea Lab on Zoo grounds
To register in advance contact the Zoo Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 or email here.
Notes: Space is limited to 35 participants per class. Must be 8 years of age or older, and pre-registration is required. Bring a sack lunch/snack and drink.

Hoosier Upland FrogWatchers
Monroe County Parks and Recreation, Bloomington

2/18/2019
Part 1: 6:00 PM -9:00 PM
Location: Karst Farm Park, 2450 S. Endwright Rd, Bloomington, IN
To register in advance email here or call 812-349-2800
Notes: Part 1 of 2 - Frogwatch background and monitoring protocol. $5 charge.

2/19/2019
Part 2: 6:00 PM -9:00 PM
Location: Karst Farm Park, 2450 S. Endwright Rd, Bloomington, IN
To register in advance email here or call 812-349-2800
Notes: Part 2 of 2 - wetlands and identification of calls. $5 charge.

Iowa

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Kansas

FrogWatch of the Flint Hills
Sunset Zoo, Manhattan
Milford Nature Center, Junction City
Chapter Webpage

2/21/2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Sunset Zoo
Register in advance here!
Notes: Training Session #1 (14+) // Feb 21, Feb 28, & March 7 // 6:00pm - 9:00pm

4/4/2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Sunset Zoo
Register in advance here!
Notes: Training Session #2 (14+) // April 4, April 11, April 18 // 6:00pm - 9:00pm

3/30/2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Sunset Zoo
Register in advance here!
Notes: FrogWatch for Families Training Session (9-13 yrs w/adult) // March 30, April 6, April 13 // 9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Kentucky

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Louisiana

Cajun FrogWatch of Louisiana
Acadiana Park Nature Station, Lafayette

2/2/2019
10:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: 1205 E Alexander St, Lafayette LA 70501
To register in advance email here!

Maine

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Maryland

The Maryland Zoo FrogWatch USA
The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore

3/23/2019
10:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: The Maryland Zoo
Register in advance here!

 

Montgomery County FrogWatch
Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection, Rockville
Chapter Webpage

2/19/2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 255 Rockville Pike, suite 120
To register in advance email here or call 240-777-7778.
Notes: Join staff from the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection to learn all there is to know about local frogs and toads and their mating calls. Learn about the Montgomery County FrogWatch Chapter and test your knowledge of Frogs and Toads living in Montgomery County. So that you can receive updates in case of cancellations due to weather, please register for this event via email at ana.arriaza@montgomerycountymd.gov or phone at 240-777-7778.

Massachusetts

Buttonwood Park Zoo FrogWatch
Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford
Chapter Webpage || Chapter Facebook Page

2/10/2019
12:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Location: Buttonwood Park Zoo
Register in advance here!

3/30/2019
12:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Location: Buttonwood Park Zoo
Register in advance here!

Michigan

Detroit Zoo's FrogWatch
Detroit Zoological Society, Detroit
Chapter Webpage

1/30/2019
5:00 PM – 9:00PM
Location: Ford Education Center, HE Lab
Register in advance here

2/9/2019
9:00 AM - 1:00PM
Location: Ford Education Center, HE Lab
Register in advance here

2/3/2019
12:00 PM -4:00PM
Location: Ford Education Center, HE Lab
Register in advance here

2/26/2019
5:00 PM -9:00PM
Location: Ford Education Center, HE Lab
Register in advance here

03/03/2019
12:00 PM -4:00PM
Location: Ford Education Center, HE Lab
Register in advance here

3/14/2019
5:00PM-9:00 PM
Location: Ford Education Center, HE Lab
Register in advance here

3/24/2019
12:00 PM -4:00PM
Location: Ford Education Center, HE Lab
Register in advance here

Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Nebraska

Panhandle FrogWatch Chapter at Riverside Discovery Center
Riverside Discover Center (RDC), Scottsbluff
Chapter Facebook Page

2/1/2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 1600 South Beltline Highway West Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
Notes: No need to register in advance!

New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

High Rock Park in the Greenbelt
Greenbelt Conservancy, High Rock Park, Staten Island, City of New York

2/24/2019
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, Center 700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
To register in advance call 718-351-3450 or email here!
Notes: Training will include in classroom session and field component.

Seneca Park Zoo FrogWatch
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester

2/16/2019
12:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Location: Seneca Park Zoo
Register in advance here!

North Carolina

North Carolina Aquarium FrogWatch USA
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores

4/06/2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Register in advance here!

2/16/2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Register in advance here!

4/13/2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Cape Fear Museum
To register in advance email here!

North Dakota

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Ohio

Stark Parks FrogWatch USA
Stark County Park District, Canton

2/25/2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Exploration Gateway 5712 12th St NW Canton OH 44708
Register in advance at here

Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium FrogWatch USA
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh

2/23/2019
2:00PM- 4:30PM
Location: Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217Fairforest Way, Greenville, SC 29607
Register in advance here!
 

Rhode Island

Roger Williams Park Zoo FrogWatch USA
Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Chapter Webpage

3/31/2019
1:00PM- 3:30PM
Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Register in advance here!

4/6/2019
1:00PM- 3:30PM
Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Register in advance here!

South Carolina

FrogWatch Researchers of Greenville Zoo (FROGZ)
Greenville Zoo, Greenville
Chapter Webpage || Chapter Facebook Page

1/19/2019
10:00AM- 3:00PM
Location: City of Greenville Public Works Training Room 475 Fairforest Way, Greenville, SC 29607
Register in advance here!
Notes: Classroom 10am-12:30pm, provide your own lunch, snacks and soft drinks provided, dress for outdoors/weather as we'll walk trails to visit two monitoring sites at Lake Conestee Nature Park.

2/9/2019
10:00AM- 3:00PM
Location: City of Greenville Public Works Training Room 475 Fairforest Way, Greenville, SC 29607
Register in advance here!
Notes: Classroom 10am-12:30pm, provide your own lunch, snacks and soft drinks provided, dress for outdoors/weather as we'll walk trails to visit two monitoring sites at Lake Conestee Nature Park.

Riverbanks FrogWatch USA
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia

2/12/2019
6:00PM -8:00 PM
Location: Saluda Shoals Park - Enrivonrmental Education Center
To register in advance email Rachel Kennerly!

3/2/2019
1:00PM- 3:00PM
Location: Saluda Shoals Park - Enrivonrmental Education Center
To register in advance contact Rachel Kennerly

South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Utah

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Virginia

James River Park FrogWatch USA
James River Park, Richmond

2/13/2019
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Location: James River Park Headquarters, 4001 Riverside Drive, Richmond VA 23225
To register in advance please email here!
Notes: This is part one of a two part training session.

2/20/2019
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Location: James River Park Headquarters, 4001 Riverside Drive, Richmond VA 23225
To register in advance please email here!
Notes: This is part two of a two part training session.

Maymont FrogWatch
Maymont Foundation, Richmond

1/19/2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Maymont Nature Center 2201 Shields Lake Drive Richmond, VA 23220
Register in advance here!
Notes: Become a herpetology hero by joining the thousands of FrogWatch USA volunteers nationwide! FrogWatch USA is a long-term frog and toad monitoring program that collects data on local species, helping scientists in their battle to stop amphibian decline. The Maymont FrogWatch Chapter offers annual training that prepares individuals and their families to develop and monitor their own sites, contributing to one of the largest citizen science projects in the nation! While FrogWatch is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, training sessions are designed for interested high schoolers and adults. Participants must attend the session in its entirety and will be quizzed on monitoring procedures prior to the completion of training. Participants may bring their own lunch.

1/26/2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Maymont Nature Center 2201 Shields Lake Drive Richmond, VA 23220
Register in advance here!
Notes: Become a herpetology hero by joining the thousands of FrogWatch USA volunteers nationwide! FrogWatch USA is a long-term frog and toad monitoring program that collects data on local species, helping scientists in their battle to stop amphibian decline. The Maymont FrogWatch Chapter offers annual training that prepares individuals and their families to develop and monitor their own sites, contributing to one of the largest citizen science projects in the nation! While FrogWatch is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, training sessions are designed for interested high schoolers and adults. Participants must attend the session in its entirety and will be quizzed on monitoring procedures prior to the completion of training. Participants may bring their own lunch.

Virginia Zoo FrogWatch
Virginia Zoo, Norfolk
Chapter Webpage || Chapter Facebook Page

2/19/2019
4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Virginia Zoological Park- World of Reptiles Classroom
To register in advance email here!
 

Washington

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

Racine Zoo FrogWatch
Racine Zoo, Racine
Chapter Webpage

2/11/2019
5:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Racine Zoo
To register in advance email here

2/26/2019
3:30PM-6:30PM
Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Register in advance here

 

 


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