FrogWatch USA™ is a long-term citizen science monitoring program of frogs and toads.
As a volunteer-based monitoring program, FrogWatch USA™ gives citizens across the country an opportunity to be directly involved in gathering information that can ultimately lead to practical and workable ways to stop amphibian decline.
General information about FrogWatch can be found on the Association of Zoos and Aquarium web site.
Join the Saint Louis Zoo's FrogWatch Chapter
You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to be a FrogWatch USA™volunteer. All you need is an interest in frogs and toads and a willingness to participate in a volunteer training session with a commitment to monitor a site for at least three minutes twice a week throughout the breeding season, February through August.
Free volunteer training is offered every spring. The training sessions are for students entering grade 9 and adults and cover all the information needed to get started and to join our FrogWatch community. Training sessions are held at the Saint Louis Zoo, Butterfly House, Shaw Nature Reserve and Broemmelsiek Park.
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 register here
Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 register here
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 register here
St. Charles County Parks - Broemmelsiek Park Visitor Center
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019 register here
Saint Louis Zoo - The Living World at North Entrance
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 register here
The Watershed Nature Center
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 register here
The Watershed Nature Center is located at 1591 Tower Avenue, Edwardsville, IL, behind Nelson Elementary School, adjacent to Hoppe Park.
Become a Certified FrogWatch Volunteer!
If you are already a FrogWatch Volunteer, why not take the next step and become a certified FrogWatch volunteer. The certification will give your data more credibility and make it even more useful in accomplishing the goals of FrogWatch USA™. You can become certified by scoring a minimum of 80% on each of the following two assessments administered by your local FrogWatch USA™ Chapter: The FrogWatch Protocol Assessment and the Frog and Toad Call Identification Assessment. To prepare for certification, review the protocols in the FrogWatch Volunteer Manual; practice identifying the frog and toad calls of our Missouri species; and then sign-up online for the next available certification session.
Check back for dates.
Frog Call Citizen Science Project
Help us build an auditory library of frog and toad calls using an app! Anyone can participate at any time. The information gathered will help researchers track where frogs and toads are being spotted in the St. Louis area.
- Using a smart device, download the Epicollect5 app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
- Search for the Frog Call project.
- Add the Frog Call project to the Epicollect5 app.
- Follow the prompts to add audio, photos or video observations of frogs or toads.
- View the data here.
Saint Louis FrogWatch Chapter Sites
Join our chapter and add your own site.
View STL Zoo FrogWatch Chapter Sites in a larger map
If you have any questions, please contact the following individuals:
Conservation Education Liaison
Conservation Education Liaison