Become a Citizen Scientist Through FrogWatch USA

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Become a Citizen Scientist Through FrogWatch USA

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, will train interested volunteers to help FrogWatch USA on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the town of Cheektowaga, Erie County. Community members can join an international team of citizen scientists by monitoring frog populations in the many wetlands throughout the preserve.

The training is designed for people who are able to commit to monitoring at least one evening a week throughout the spring. Participants will learn to identify local frogs and toads by their mating calls and how to record data to be submitted to a national database. This data provides valuable information on the rise or decline of local amphibian populations and contributes to national conservation efforts.

Registration is required for the training. Contact Reinstein Woods at (716) 683-5959 to sign up.

Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew, about three miles from the Walden Galleria mall.