New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo Wants You to Be a Frog Watcher
If you are currently trying to entertain your children during school vacation week, I have a fun activity to share with you for the entire family that will have your kids bragging about it in class on Monday. Here is how you and your children can become citizen scientists this weekend with a little help from Buttonwood Park Zoo.
If you don’t do well with slimy amphibians, this may not be for you, but if you are interested in learning how to protect the amphibian population, you’ll love this Buttonwood Park Zoo interactive event this Saturday, February 20 at 12 p.m. called FrogWatch USA.
The zoo explains how the amphibian populations throughout the world are declining. It seems to be more and more common nowadays that natural habitats are struggling to survive on this constantly changing planet. Buttonwood is providing a program to educate people on how to become a Buttonwood Park Zoo Frog Watcher and citizen scientist.
As a Frog Watcher, you’ll have the opportunity to explore local wetlands, learn to identify local frogs and toads by their calls, and contribute data to a long-term scientific study. Children and their parents will be able to participate in something bigger than themselves by contributing to the growth and safety of these amphibians.
Kids aged seven and up are encouraged to join with an adult for the free training session that can be done during the live Zoom session or by watching a pre-recorded video.
Click here to find out how you can join in on this adventure.
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