Amphibian Conservation and Education Project
|Presented By||Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium|
|Goal||To understand how Chytrid fungus affects amphibians.|
|Task||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.
|How to Join||
Visit Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium website for teaching resources, videos, curriculum, data collection protocol, and information on how to get started on this project.
Please make sure to follow data collection protocol carefully to avoid spreading disease or harming amphibians.
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
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), 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, While fishing, On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At school, At night|
|Tags||amphibians, animals, conservation, data, disease, ecology, environment, field, frogs, fungus, herpetology, herps, newts, pH, salamanders, toads, water quality, wildlife|
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