Community Science: FrogWatch Training Session

30 registrations allowed.
22 people currently registered.

When:

2/13/2019 → 6:30 pm

Where:

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program

Event Description:

Suitable for tweens, teens and adults

It may be hard to believe right now, but soon the spring chorus will fill your ears. Spring peepers first, followed by wood frogs and maybe even some spadefoot toads! For over 15 years, citizen scientists have been reporting data on calling frogs and toads to FrogWatch, a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Join us this evening for an information and training session about this amazing program and how you can participate by listening to frogs and toads calling in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve or, if you live nearby, your own backyard!

This Training: The evening will provide an introduction to FrogWatch, a community science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Volunteers will then train to become certified FrogWatch volunteers.

The Survey: From February through August, certified FrogWatchers will listen to and report frogs and toads calling in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve study area.

This opportunity is free! Reservation required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so please reserve your spot for Community Science opportunities at www.albanypinebush.org or call 518-456-0655. Be prepared to sign up to survey a site for us at a later date. 

Reminder Notes: This training will take place entirely indoors at the Discovery Center. FrogWatch surveys take place at night, so, consider signing up with a friend!

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655