The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, a unique 10-acre zoo in Gainesville, Florida, is one of only two teaching zoos in the nation.
Become A Citizen Scientist!
Frogs play an important role in food webs and benefit humans by eating insects that can be pests and transmit disease. Due to their sensitivity to the environment, frogs act as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Many populations of frogs have experienced dramatic declines in the United States and around the world. As a citizen scientist, you can be directly involved in gathering information that can aid in the conservation of these cherished animals.
What is FrogWatch?
FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, to identify local frog and toad calls and to report data.
Frogs need your help!
You should participate if you have:
An interest in learning about frogs and toads
The commitment to learn and identify individual frog calls
The ability to regularly visit a local wetland within Alachua and Bradford County for data collection from February through August
FrogWatch training courses are held in January and February. Please check back to find out when courses are being held for the season.
Can't come to the zoo? Let us bring a piece of the zoo to you!
If you're interested in a dynamic program that enhances your lessons or you want to offer your group an exciting opportunity to meet animal ambassadors without leaving your facility, schedule an outreach today. Presentations are available on Tuesdays - Fridays.
3000 N.W. 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32606