FrogWatch of the Flint Hills

By Ryan Duey

On March 27th and April 10th, the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan will be holding training for “FrogWatch of the Flint Hills” for individuals or families with children aged 14 years or older.

FrogWatch of the Flint Hills is a great way for patrons to learn about their local wetlands and frog and toad identification. Data collected is shared nationally and used to aid conservation. During the training sessions, attendees will learn the ins and outs of frog identification and data collection.

After completing the two, 3-hour courses attendees will become FrogWatch USA volunteers and be able to collect data during the evenings from February through August. Attendance at both trainings is mandatory to become a volunteer.

Monitoring occurs after dark when frogs are most active. You would want to keep this in mind when deciding to become a volunteer. If you are interested in learning more visit the Sunset Zoo’s website.

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