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Frog Week is a Citizen Science Project

 created by IUP graduate student AAron Capouellez as he works to conserve frogs and toads in Pennsylvania. This citizen science project monitors and works to increase wild populations of American toads, wood frogs, gray tree frogs, and pickerel frogs while filming them for educational and entertaining videos for a YouTube conservation project with our sister company Woods and Forests Media. This project features documenting wild populations, road rescues, relocating the animals, rescuing wounded or sick frogs, and taking them to wildlife rehabilitation centers.

Frog Week is the first citizen science project of PA Woods and Forests.

PA Woods and Forests is an Outreach and Citizen Science non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation of many different plants and animals. Our focus is frogs, toads, carnivorous plants, many invertebrates, lizards, and snakes. 


Target Species:

American toad
Wood frog

Eastern gray tree frog
Pickerel frog

Purple pitcher plant
Giant American millipede

White-lip globe snail

Spring peeper

Northern green frog

American bullfrog

Brown bats









Target Counties:




Carpenter ants

Field ants
Mason bees
Redbelly snake
Spotted salamander
Slimy salamander
 and Bog plants
Crickets, grasshoppers, katydids

American woodcock

Monarch butterfly


We Host Public Events

In the eight counties listed above. AAron Capouellez hosts Frog Walks just before sunset.

Frog Walks are guided night hikes with the goal of educating the public on the diverse species native to their region and some of the challenges the frogs and toads face. He additionally hosts Millipede Roundups on bike trails. These Roundups are a guided hike and presentation focused on one of our target species (Giant American Millipedes) and their conservation. AAron gives presentations with his pets called Critter Talks. He brings them to church groups, nursing homes, libraries, and anywhere interested in hosting a Critter Talk. He uses his pets as ambassadors for education by giving the audience an up-close encounter with various critters.

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