Education Report 2020 8-17-2020 | Page 5

FrogWatch USA Frogs are indicator species and their populations are among the first to decline when environmental conditions take a turn for the worse. This nationwide program, facilitated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, relies on information collected by citizen scientists to assess the status of native amphibians. Since 2010, we have hosted annual training sessions for families for the local chapter of this nationwide program. The observational data our families submit help ecologists determine where certain species are and develop effective conservation strategies. 4