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 03/15/2017.


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.

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.

District of Columbia

DOEE FrogWatch
March 16, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Temple Sinai, Beit Am Room, 3100 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015
Visit http://doee.dc.gov/service/frogwatch to learn more and register or contact doee.arec@dc.gov with questions.
The first two hours of training is classroom- and activity-based; the final half hour of the training will take place in the field at the nearby Broad Branch Stream to practice skills learned during the indoor portion.

National Zoo FrogWatch
March 18, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
National Zoological Park, Rock Creek Campus
Contact Matt Neff (NeffM@si.edu) to register.

April 1, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), Front Royal Campus
Contact Matt Neff (NeffM@si.edu) to register.

Florida

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.

Zoo Miami FrogWatch
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

Hoosier Upland FrogWatchers
March 20, 6:00 - 8:30 PM (Part 1)
March 21, 6:00 - 8:30 PM (Part 2)
Karst Farm Park, 2450 S Endwright Rd, Bloomington, IN
Contact Cathy Meyer (cmeyer@co.monroe.in.us or 812-349-2800) to register.

Kansas

FrogWatch of the Flint Hills
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.

High Rock Park in the Greenbelt
March 13, 7:00 - 8:30 PM (Part 1)
March 20, 7:00 - 8:30 PM (Part 2)
Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
Contact Beth Nicholls (elizabeth.nicholls@parks.nyc.gov or 718-351-3450) to register.
Part 2 will an include an outdoor hike, weather permitting.

Missouri

Saint Louis Zoo FrogWatch USA
March 28, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Shaw Nature Reserve, Carriage House
To register, people can go online to www.mobot.org or call Shaw Nature Reserve at 636-451-3512.

April 14, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Forest Park Visitor Center
For more information and to hear some frog calls, visit stlzoo.org/frogwatch or aza.org/frogwatch. For more information, contact Michael Dawson at dawson@stlzoo.org or (314) 646-4551

New York

FrogWatch Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
March 24, 7:15 AM
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd, Gansevoort, NY
Call 518-584-7860 opt. 3 to register. Pre-registration required by February 20.

North Dakota

Minot FrogWatch
March 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Volunteers can contact us at rpzfrogwatch@gmail.com or reference the Roosevelt Park Zoo Facebook page for more information.

April 11,  6:00 - 9:00 PM
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Volunteers can contact us at rpzfrogwatch@gmail.com or reference the Roosevelt Park Zoo Facebook page for more information.

Ohio

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium FrogWatchers
March 19, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Conservation Education Auditorium
Please register online at www.columbuszoo.org under the "Discover" tab then click on "Family and Adult Programs". For questions, contact amy.torrey@columbuszoo.org.
Volunteer training ends at 6:00 p.m. with a half-hour break or time to take the assessment to become a certified volunteer. The Field Experience from 6:30 - 7:30 is optional and weather dependent.

April 8, 3:30 - 7:00 PM
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Conservation Education Auditorium
Please register online at www.columbuszoo.org under the "Discover" tab then click on "Family and Adult Programs". For questions, contact amy.torrey@columbuszoo.org.
Volunteer training ends at 5:30 p.m. with a half-hour break or time to take the assessment to become a certified volunteer. The Field Experience from 6:00 - 7:00 is optional and weather dependent.

Rhode Island

Roger Williams Park Zoo FrogWatch USA
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)
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.

Riverbanks FrogWatch USA
April 1, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Colonial Life Discovery Center
Contact Grace Fields (gfields@riverbanks.org) to register.
 


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