Detroit Zoo Invites Volunteers for Frog Watch

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The Detroit Zoological Society is inviting volunteers to join FrogWatch USA, a science program that teaches how to identify frogs and toads by breeding calls and to gather and record data for a national network.

“We need to keep tabs on what’s happening in our own backyards,” says Scott Carter, DZS chief life sciences officer. “We already know about the extinctions and crises amphibians face globally.”

FrogWatch volunteers will choose locations throughout the tri-county area and monitor sites for several weeks, providing insight into a species’ number or adoption of a new environment.

Classes will be held 12-4 p.m. Jan. 31; 5-9 p.m. Feb. 11; 12-4 p.m. Feb. 20; 5-9 p.m. Feb. 23; 5-9 p.m. March 2; and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. March 12.

For more information, contact DZS associate curator of amphibians Rebecca Johnson at rjohnson@dzs.org

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