Become a Community Scientist through FrogWatch USA

Become a Community Scientist through FrogWatch USA

Santa Fe College's Clock Tower on the Northwest Campus.

January 18, 2024 – Are you passionate about our local wetlands and wildlife, and enjoy listening to the songs of nature? If you said yes, become a community scientist with the Gainesville FrogWatch USA at Santa Fe College chapter!

FrogWatch USA is a community science program that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, identify local frog and toad calls, and report data.

Training courses for interested community members are offered on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.

No previous frog or science background is needed, only a desire to learn about the world around you! 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 the following counties for data collection from February through August: Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Putnam and Union.

Registration is free and required 24 hours in advance. Register online via Showpass at

For further inquiries, contact Jade Salamone, Conservation Education Curator, at 352-395-7358 or