Fun at the Texas Amphibian Watch Workshop at the Houston Zoo

Texas Toad

 Amphibians are small but mighty.  They have been called the birds of night, which anyone that has been outside by a pond at night can understand.  Their vocalizations often fill the night air.  Frogs and toads work diligantly to keep insects in check and are vital to the survival of many other species. But besides that these little creatures are full of character, they come in many shapes, colors and sizes.  Their distinct calls allow us to connect with them without even seeing them.

Coastal Plains Toad

Last Friday,  the Houston zoo hosted a Texas Amphibian Watch family workshop.  It was designed to help familiarize  participants with local amphibians.   Fun was had by all!  During a lesson on frog calls the Zoo’s auditorium was filled with beautiful froggy singing voices as all of the participants mimiced frog vocalizations in an effort to thouroughly learn them. Everyone got to hike through the wilds of Herman park to listen and watch for our slippery little friends.

Woodhouse Toad

 

This program offered everyone the opportunity to help conserve amphibians in Texas by learning how to collect information about local frogs and toads for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.   Participants were very excited to become scientists in their own back yard!



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We would like to thank our teen Zoo Crew volunteers for their excellent work throughout the past few months. Over the summer, 123 teens contributed 14,144 hours to the Zoo! We can't wait for next year's Zoo Crew and we're excited to work with another group of extremely motivated teens. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to thank our teen Zoo Crew volunteers for their excellent work throughout the past few months. Over the summer, 123 teens contributed 14,144 hours to the Zoo! We cant wait for next years Zoo Crew and were excited to work with another group of extremely motivated teens.

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LisaMarie Flores CastilloLook Viktoria X Flores you can volunteer next summer to get hours.

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Julio TorresTheir Parents must be so proud of this Awesome Young Citizens..! ✅🙏🏼

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