Leap for Amphibians with FrogWatch USA

A pine barrens tree frog.

With Leap Year adding an extra day to your calendar, take a giant leap for amphibians by joining FrogWatch USA, the flagship citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  FrogWatch USA allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads.

It is estimated that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Volunteers of FrogWatch USA can help scientists understand which frogs and toads may be increasingly common or in decline throughout the United States.

There are currently over 40 FrogWatch USA Chapters across the country, hosted by AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and other like-minded organizations. To see a complete list of chapters, visit www.aza.org/become-a-frogwatch-volunteer/.

To learn more about FrogWatch USAand how to get involved, visit www.aza.org/frogwatch/.

What: Leap Year, Leap for Amphibians by joining FrogWatch USA!

When: Leap Day, February 29, 2012, until the end of summer!

Where:  At an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium near you www.aza.org/FindZooAquarium

 Elise Waugh

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One Response to Leap for Amphibians with FrogWatch USA

  1. For Tomorrow says:

    What a great way for anyone to contribute to conservation science!

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