Get to know the frogs in your backyard and help scientists study the populations of different species of frogs and toads across the United States.
Yup, it’s a Leap Year, and now it’s time to Leap For Amphibians with FrogWatch USA.
FrogWatch USA is the flagship citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and it allows families and individuals to learn about the different wetlands in their own communities and to help with the conservation of amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads.
An estimated one-third of the known amphibian species are now threatened with extinction, but citizen scientists can help professionals understand which frogs and toads are either increasingly common or in decline throughout the country by joining as volunteers of FrogWatch USA.
Over 40 FrogWatch USA Chapters are in place across the country, which are hosted by AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and other similar organizations, and you can take part by joining up with one of them, or by visiting FrogWatch USA on their Facebook and Flickr pages and posting your own photos, stories, and videos about amphibians.