The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk needs “citizen-scientist” volunteers for a ribbeting project that will reveal important details and trends about our local frog and toad populations. — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium
An army of trained volunteers is needed to collect local data for a national program called “FrogWatch USA.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven. Although it’s called “FrogWatch,” volunteers are asked to listen, not to watch, and to report what they hear. You don’t have to know anything about frogs and toads and their different calls to sign up. That will be taught during upcoming training sessions at each of the local institutions:
• Wednesday, March 4 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
• Friday, March 6 at Yale University’s Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center
• Friday, March 13 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Each training is from 7 to 9 p.m. You only need to attend one.