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. Don't see a training scheduled in your area? Take advantage of our online training opportunities! Learn more and enroll.

Last updated 02/07/2017.


Alabama

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve FrogWatch
February 25, 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, 1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35206
All guests MUST register at: https://ruffnermountain.org/whatsgoingon/citizen-science-frogwatch-usa
This is a four hour session. Pizza will be provided. Space is limited. Session includes a one mile hike on an even trail - rain or shine.

Arkansas

Little Rock Zoo FrogWatch
March 18, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Little Rock Zoo, Education Building
Please visit http://www.littlerockzoo.com/ for more information on registration. Participants must register in advance.

April 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Little Rock Zoo, Education Building
Please visit http://www.littlerockzoo.com/ for more information on registration. Participants must register in advance.

April 15, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Little Rock Zoo, Education Building
Please visit http://www.littlerockzoo.com/ for more information on registration. Participants must register in advance.

North Central Arkansas FrogWatch
February 23, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Arkansas State University, Vada-Shied Building 
Register at: https://asumh.edu/services/community-education.html
Contact Tom Krohn (frogwatch@yellville.net) for more information.

Northark FrogWatch USA
March 30, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 1)
April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 2)
Northark College
Contact kthomas@northark.edu to register.

April 11, 5:30 - 7:30 PM (Part 1)
April 13, 5:30 - 7:30 PM (Part 2)
Ozarka College
Contact kwhitten@ozarka.edu to register.

Northwest Arkansas FrogWatch
February 25, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
1725 Smokehouse Trail, Fayetteville, AR
Contact Sim Barrow (sbarrow@nwalandtrust.org or 479-966-4666) to register.
An optional field trip to monitor frogs at nearby Wilson Springs Preserve will take place after the program. Bring rubber boots for the field trip.

California

Bay Area FrogWatch at CuriOdyssey
February 18, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
CuriOdyssey
Contact Megan Hankins (mhankins@curiodyssey.org) to register.

Connecticut

Peabody-Beardsley-Maritime FrogWatch USA
February 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, CT)
The trainings are free to members of Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, or Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, and $10 for non-member families.
Pre-registration is required at least one week before the session. Sign up online at http://peabody.yale.edu/events/become-a-frogwatch-citizen-scientist

March 1, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport, CT)
The trainings are free to members of Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, or Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, and $10 for non-member families.
Pre-registration is required at least one week before the session. Sign up online at http://peabody.yale.edu/events/become-a-frogwatch-citizen-scientist

March 8, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History (New Haven, CT)
The trainings are free to members of Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, or Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, and $10 for non-member families.
Pre-registration is required at least one week before the session. Sign up online at http://peabody.yale.edu/events/become-a-frogwatch-citizen-scientist

Mystic Aquarium FrogWatch USA
February 21, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Mystic Aquarium
Contact MaryEllen Mateleska (educationinfo@mysticaquarium.org) to register.
This training is designed for individuals ages 16 and over.

March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Mystic Aquarium
Contact MaryEllen Mateleska (educationinfo@mysticaquarium.org) to register. 
This training is designed to be family-friendly and for participants of all ages.

Florida

Brevard Zoo FrogWatch USA
February 1, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Brevard Zoo
Registration is required. Please visit https://brevardzoo.org/conservation-programs/frogwatch/ to register online.
Contact Alana Wood (alana@brevardzoo.org) with any questions. This training is family friendly for ages 8+.

February 10, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Brevard Zoo
Registration is required. Please visit https://brevardzoo.org/conservation-programs/frogwatch/ to register online.
Contact Alana Wood (alana@brevardzoo.org) with any questions. This training is family friendly for ages 8+.

February 18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Brevard Zoo
Registration is required. Please visit https://brevardzoo.org/conservation-programs/frogwatch/ to register online.
Contact Alana Wood (alana@brevardzoo.org) with any questions. This training is family friendly for ages 8+.

Gainesville FrogWatch USA at Santa Fe College
January 30, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Florida Museum of Natural History
Registration is required. Register at http://bit.ly/2hmtPeA to choose one of the two dates.
Contact Jade Salamone (frogwatch@sfcollege.edu) for more information.

February 9, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Florida Museum of Natural History
Registration is required. Register at http://bit.ly/2hmtPeA to choose one of the two dates.
Contact Jade Salamone (frogwatch@sfcollege.edu) for more information.

North East Florida FrogWatch
April 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Education Auditorium
For more information, or to RSVP, email: volunteer@jacksonvillezoo.org. Participants must RSVP in advance.

Palm Beach Zoo FrogWatch
February 4, 5:30 - 7:30 PM OR February 5, 5:30 - 7:30 PM (Part 1)
February 18, 5:30 - 7:30 PM OR February 19, 5:30 - 7:30 PM (Part 2)
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
Contact frogwatch@palmbeachzoo.org to register.

Zoo Miami FrogWatch
February 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Zoo Miami
Registration is required. To register, please visit: http://www.zoomiami.org/citsci#FrogWatch Contact Hannah Shuman (hshuman@zoomiami.org) for more information.

February 19, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Zoo Miami
Registration is required. To register, please visit: http://www.zoomiami.org/citsci#FrogWatch Contact Hannah Shuman (hshuman@zoomiami.org) for more information.

March 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Zoo Miami
Registration is required. To register, please visit: http://www.zoomiami.org/citsci#FrogWatch Contact Hannah Shuman (hshuman@zoomiami.org) for more information.

March 19, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Zoo Miami
Registration is required. To register, please visit: http://www.zoomiami.org/citsci#FrogWatch Contact Hannah Shuman (hshuman@zoomiami.org) for more information.

Illinois

FrogWatch Cosley Zoo
March 24, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Cosley Zoo
Contact frogwatchcosleyzoo@wheatonparks.org to register.

April 30, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Cosley Zoo
Contact frogwatchcosleyzoo@wheatonparks.org to register.

Indiana

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo FrogWatch USA Chapter
February 11, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Zoo Education Center
Contact Kathy Terlizzi (volunteer@kidszoo.org or 260-427-6828) to register.
Please bring a sack lunch/drink. All course materials will be provided in class. 

February 18, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Zoo Education Center
Contact Kathy Terlizzi (volunteer@kidszoo.org or 260-427-6828) to register.
Please bring a sack lunch/drink. All course materials will be provided in class. 

Kansas

FrogWatch of the Flint Hills
February 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 1)
February 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 2)
March 9, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 3)
Sunset Zoo, Nature Exploration Center
Contact Nicole Wade (wade@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-2737) for more information.
Participants should plan to attend all three sessions.

March 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 1)
April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 2)
April 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 3)
Sunset Zoo, Nature Exploration Center
Contact Nicole Wade (wade@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-2737) for more information.
Participants should plan to attend all three sessions.

Michigan

Detroit Zoo's FrogWatch
January 31, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Detroit Zoological Society, Ford Education Center
Contact Becky Johnson (rjohnson@dzs.org or 248-541-5717 ext. 3247) to register.

February 5, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Detroit Zoological Society, Ford Education Center
Contact Becky Johnson (rjohnson@dzs.org or 248-541-5717 ext. 3247) to register.

February 11, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Detroit Zoological Society, Ford Education Center
Contact Becky Johnson (rjohnson@dzs.org or 248-541-5717 ext. 3247) to register.

February 16, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Detroit Zoological Society, Ford Education Center
Contact Becky Johnson (rjohnson@dzs.org or 248-541-5717 ext. 3247) to register.

March 12, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Detroit Zoological Society, Ford Education Center
Contact Becky Johnson (rjohnson@dzs.org or 248-541-5717 ext. 3247) to register.

Missouri

Greater Ozarks FrogWatch Chapter
February 12, 1:00 - 4:30 PM
Dickerson Park Zoo, Education Building
Contact Jamie Williams (jwilliams@dickersonparkzoo.org or 417-833-1570) to register. Laptop computers and tablets welcome, but not mandatory; other course materials included.

February 25, 1:00 - 4:30 PM
Dickerson Park Zoo, Education Building
Contact Jamie Williams (jwilliams@dickersonparkzoo.org or 417-833-1570) to register. Laptop computers and tablets welcome, but not mandatory; other course materials included.

February 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 1)
February 22, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Part 2)
Dickerson Park Zoo, Education Building
Contact Jamie Williams (jwilliams@dickersonparkzoo.org or 417-833-1570) to register. Laptop computers and tablets welcome, but not mandatory; other course materials included. These sessions includes short walks on zoo grounds; please bring a flash light.

New Jersey

FrogWatch Camden
March 1, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Adventure Aquarium
Contact Dave Littlehale (dlittlehale@adventureaquarium.com) to register.

March 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adventure Aquarium
Contact Dave Littlehale (dlittlehale@adventureaquarium.com) to register.

Rhode Island

Roger Williams Park Zoo FrogWatch USA
March 12, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Visit http://www.rwpzoo.org/352/be-frogwatcher to register.
Contact 401-785-3510 x358 for more information.

March 18, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Visit http://www.rwpzoo.org/352/be-frogwatcher to register.
Contact 401-785-3510 x358 for more information.

March 23, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Visit http://www.rwpzoo.org/352/be-frogwatcher to register.
Contact 401-785-3510 x358 for more information.

South Carolina

FrogWatch Researchers of Greenville Zoo (FROGZ)
February 25, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Belmont Fire Department Training Room
701 Fork Shoals Rd, Greenville, SC
Please register in advance!
Contact the Greenville Zoo Education Department at 864-467-4850 or zooed@greenvillesc.gov for more information.

March 25, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Belmont Fire Department Training Room
701 Fork Shoals Rd, Greenville, SC
Please register in advance!
Contact the Greenville Zoo Education Department at 864-467-4850 or zooed@greenvillesc.gov for more information.

Virginia

Virginia Tidewater Chapter
January 29, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Virginia Zoological Park
Please ask for Yohn Sutton at the zoo main entrance ticket office. Monitoring protocols and frog call identification will be discussed. A brief 10 question frog call identification will be administered at the end of the training session. All are invited, children are welcome to attend with supervising adult. Any further information or registration, please contact Yohn Sutton at yohn.sutton@norfolk.gov or Chelsea Swain at chelsea.swain@norfolk.gov.

February 12, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Virginia Zoological Park
Monitoring protocol and frog call identification will be discussed in the session. Children are welcome to attend with supervising adult. A frog call identification assessment will be administered after the session. Please ask for Yohn Sutton at the zoo main entrance for admission. Contact Yohn Sutton: yohn.sutton@norfolk.gov or Chelsea Swain: chelsea.swain@norfolk.gov for more info.

Wisconsin

Racine Zoo FrogWatch
February 10, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Racine Zoo
Contact Aszya Summers (asummers@racinezoo.org) to register.

March 5, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Racine Zoo
Contact Aszya Summers (asummers@racinezoo.org) to register.


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