Children’s Zoo announces “FrogWatch” program

Do you enjoy listening to toads and frogs? This is just the spot for you!

 

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has announced it’s FrogWatch USA training classes.

fw childrens zooIt is the flagship citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the accrediting organization of zoos nationwide. The zoo says you can practice conservation at a grassroots level, helping to gather information on local frog and toad populations by listening and reporting on their breeding calls.

Frogs and toads are an “indicator species”, and often are the first to show effects from pollution and habitat loss. Their numbers are in serious decline, and we need your help in tracking trends in their population.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo FrogWatch USA Chapter is holding two FREE training classes, in the lower level of the Zoo Education Center (located at 600 Franke Park Drive). You need only attend one class– either Saturday, February 17 or Saturday, February 24 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Participants should bring a sack lunch and drink. Families, adults, teens, and youth groups are all welcome.

 

To register, contact the Zoo Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 or e-mail [email protected].