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Virtual FrogWatch USA—New Volunteer Training

Feb 04, 2021 07:23PM ● By Annette Briggs

Time to hop into action! On Thursday, February 11 (6 to 7:30 p.m.), and Saturday, February 27 (3 to 4:30 p.m.), Saluda Shoals Park is hosting virtual FrogWatch training sessions as part of FrogWatch USA, a citizen science program organized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The program provides individuals, groups and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in local communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads.

Volunteers, such as those representing the Saluda Shoals FrogWatch Chapter, are the foundation of the FrogWatch USA community. Once trained, individuals listen for frogs and toads in the evenings from February through August and then submit their observations to a national online database. Monitoring local frogs and toads can be an enriching experience that allows individuals to connect with nature while contributing to amphibian conservation efforts.

Cost: Call for details. Location: Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or [email protected] Also visit

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