Spearheaded by students in 2013, Hiram College’s FrogWatch USA chapter teaches local residents and students to identify frog calls and wetland sites.
Students can participate in this project by taking a two credit hour FrogWatch course, in which they spend time at the Field Station collecting data and learning the science behind frog populations. They also complete a service learning project, leading a variety of community programs at the Field Station and local schools. Community members may also attend FrogWatch sessions and learn how to record data in their own communities to become certified volunteers.
The goal of FrogWatch USA, a national initiative, is to paint a nationwide picture of frog populations and identify why and if they are declining.