Benefits of Hosting a Chapter

Establishing a FrogWatch USA chapter supports a national network of FrogWatch USA chapters and volunteers that together provide large-scale, long-term data and contribute to amphibian conservation. The FrogWatch USA chapter network also promotes institutions and groups within their local community and links ex-situ programs to in-situ conservation at zoos and aquariums.

Some incentives for starting a local FrogWatch USA chapter include:

  • Being affiliated with AZA’s flagship citizen science program
  • Being part of a national conservation initiative that includes over fifteen years of data from every state in the United States
  • In-person and online training opportunities for chapter coordinators
  • Receiving free training and promotional materials
  • Networking opportunities among chapters
  • Improving the data quality of a national citizen science program
  • Providing a credible forum for educating, discussing, and engaging your community in local environmental issues
  • Creating a community of enthusiastic and consistently trained FrogWatch USA volunteers poised to become community advocates on behalf of your institution’s broader conservation objectives.

Chapter Coordinator Training

FrogWatch USA online training courses are available! The chapter coordinator training course is a self-paced, interactive module that provides you with the resources needed to host a local FrogWatch USA chapter, and defines your roles and responsibilities as a chapter coordinator. Learn more and enroll. 

FrogWatch USA regional coordinators continue to offer in-person chapter coordinator workshops. There are currently no scheduled coordinator-led workshops - but check back regularly for more updates.

AZA is in the process of identifying a new managing organization for FrogWatch USA. We appreciate all of our Coordinators and Volunteers and everything you have done for this program. FrogWatch USA volunteers will continue to have access to resources through this website and access to review and submit data to the FieldScope platform. After December 2021, please direct all inquiries to local chapters. 

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