FrogWatch training set for January 18

Nashville Zoo and FrogWatch USA will begin training sessions on how citizens can help monitor and identify frogs. Join award-winning nature photographer, writer and herpetologist/contract biologist Lisa Powers for a training workshop on January 18 at 10 a.m.

FrogWatch USA is AZA's flagship citizen science program that 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. For over 10 years, volunteers have been trained to collect and enter their FrogWatch information all over the United States. Ongoing analysis of these data have been used to help develop practical strategies for conservation of these important species.

Lisa Powers & Julie Eperjesi has been appointed FrogWatch Coordinators for the Zoo. Lisa formerly served as the State Coordinator for the Tennessee Amphibian Monitoring Program and assisted in developing the protocols used for monitoring. Julie is the Onsite Programs Manager and for the past nine years has taught visitors of all ages about flora and fauna at the Zoo.

To register, please email Julie Eperjesi, Onsite Programs Manager at . General information about FrogWatch can be found at www.aza.org.