Health Update

Due to the current public health situation, the remaining FrogWatch training sessions have been suspended. Check here for updates regarding DZS facilities. 

Classes held in January, February and March at the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is inviting Southeast Michigan residents to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The citizen science program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and to gather and record data that supports a national network.

FrogWatch volunteers choose from locations throughout the tri-county area and monitor the sites for several weeks. Their observations provide valuable insight into whether amphibians in the region are declining or increasing or if new species are being found in areas where they have not been identified before.

FrogWatch training classes for 2020 will be offered free of charge at the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 29 – 5-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 2 – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 8 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 25 – 5-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5 – 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 14 – noon-4 p.m.

A class will also be offered at the Belle Isle Nature Center (BINC):

  • Saturday, March 21 – 1-5 p.m.

For more information or to register for FrogWatch, contact DZS Associate Curator of Amphibians Rebecca Johnson using the form below.