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FrogWatch USA™

Main Project Information
Presented By Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Goal Helps volunteers learn about wetlands and conserve amphibians.
Task Report the calls of local frogs and toads.

FrogWatch USA Chapters are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and are hosted and managed by zoos, aquariums, and like-minded organizations.

At training sessions hosted by a local chapter, volunteers learn to identify local frog and toad species by their calls during the breeding season and how to report their findings accurately. By mastering these skills, volunteers gain increased experience and control over asking and answering scientific questions which, in turn, augments science literacy, facilitates conservation action and stewardship, and increases knowledge of amphibians.

How to Join

FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program. To find a FrogWatch USA chapter near you to receive training, please visit

For more information on the FrogWatch Program, please visit

Visit FrogWatch USA's online data entry and visualization platform, developed in collaboration with National Geographic: FrogWatch-FieldScope:

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Required Gear

(contact host chapter to sign up; trainings listed on

Training will go over simple recommended equipment (something to record time and temperature, data sheets, writing instrument, etc.)

Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a walk, run, On a hike, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags Friends of Tryon Creek
Project Updated 05/23/2018