Thursday, January 16th 2020
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Kauffeld’s Calling Frogs Citizen Science Monitoring Project
Time & Place
Ridge Street School, Newark, New Jersey
Through generous funding from Victoria Foundation and PSEG Foundation, students at Ridge Street School are working with biologists from Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey to gather population data on a new species of frog in Newark.
In 2012, a new species of frog was discovered in Staten Island. Like many amphibians, the Atlantic Coast leopard frog (lithobates kauffeldi, named after the late renowned herpetologist Carl Kauffeld) faces habitat loss, disease, and pollution.
Be part of the discovery! Help biologists locate the Atlantic Coast leopard frog in New Jersey. In order to understand the threats facing this species, biologists need your help to find out where it lives.
Join Ridge Street School students, teachers and parents to learn about this new frog species and its habitat and practice identifying its unique mating call. Training sessions will also discuss threats to amphibian conservation throughout the state. After training, citizen scientists will go out into the field during the mating season in early spring to collect data for a statewide effort to find out where this species lives.
No experience required. Training and data collection materials will be provided. Registration is required, contact Allegra Mitchell to register.
Meet at the Ridge Street School, 735 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ