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Updated 08/07/2016
Presented by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Participation fee $0
Expenses $25
Spend the time outdoors
Location United States Locations where amphibians may be present (wetland, pond, etc.)
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials yes

Required Gear:

Some equipment is optional. Please refer to the protocol for more specific information, which is available at www.omahazoo.com/conservation/amphibian/global-crisis/

- Water quality testing materials
- Camera
- Local amphibian field guide
- Waders
- Nets
- Chytrid sampling kits (see project website)

Amphibian Conservation and Education Project

To understand how Chytrid fungus affects amphibians.
Analyze water quality and test amphibians for the Chytrid fungus

The Amphibian Conservation Education Project aims to empower educators, students, and individuals to become involved in amphibian conservation efforts.

Through this project, participants will become field scientists by analyzing water quality and testing amphibians for the disease, Chytrid Fungus. Collected data is then used by local herpetologists (scientists who study reptiles and amphibians) to gain a better understanding of the species of amphibians being affected by the disease and where Chytrid is being spread.

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