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Frog Listening Workshop Slated for Hobbs State Park

11 Mar 2015 7:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We hear them all the time, but don’t know what kind they are.  Here is your chance to learn more about our amphibian friends.

Session #1 of this two-session classroom workshop taught by Lilia Beattie, FrogWatch Instructor and Master Naturalist, will teach you to identify all the frogs and toads in our area by their calls.  Students will follow a Power Point presentation and learn to mimic the frog calls.  Handouts with visual memory aids will be provided.  In addition, you will learn why they are important, why they are in trouble, and what can be done to help them.

The first session is a pre-requisite for the second session.   Session #2 includes an introduction to wetlands and frog monitoring training for the FrogWatch USA™ national network administered by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  The class will be going outside to listen for frogs!  Citizen scientists around the country listen to frogs and toads from February through August at a site of their choice and submit their findings to a national database.  What family fun!  For more about FrogWatch USA™ see www.arkansasfrogsandtoads.org.

Free Frog Listening Workshop at Hobbs State Park

When:    Saturday, May 21, 2016 
              Session #1    2 pm – 5 pm
              Bring your own dinner:  5 pm – 6 pm
              Session #2    6 pm – 9 pm

Where:  Hobbs State Park Visitor Center located on Hwy 12 just east of the                   Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road Intersection.

Cost:      Free

For more information call:  479-789-5000


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