The frog and toad population has been dropping rapidly in Central New York. Without these creatures our whole ecosystem could be out of whack. With everyone's help we may be able to rescue our amphibian friends.

The Utica Zoo is offering a workshop for anyone ages five and up. Volunteers will be trained in recognizing and recording mating calls of frogs and toads. No experience or equipment needed!

The Frog watch USA workshop offers 30 locations for people to record these mating calls.

This is a great opportunity to help out the community and spend time with friends or family. Bring your kids to enjoy the fresh air and discover our local wetlands.

The workshop has two parts on Monday April 10, 2017 from 6-8pm and Monday April 24, 2017 from 6-7:30pm. Call or email Mary Hall ahead to ensure a spot- mary.hall@uticazoo.org, (315) 738-0472 ext. 26.

For more information on the Association of Zoo’s and Aquarium’s FrogWatch USA program, go to aza.org/frogwatch.

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