Frog Week is a Citizen Science Project
created by IUP graduate student AAron Capouellez, The Frog Week project conserves frogs and toads in Pennsylvania. This citizen science project monitors wild populations of American toads, wood frogs, gray tree frogs, and pickerel frogs while filming them for educational and entertaining videos for a YouTube and fieldwork conservation project with our partner, Woods and Forests Media. Key features of the project:
Documenting frogs to enhance wild populations
Road rescues to move frogs off busy roads
Rescuing wounded or sick frogs and taking them to wildlife rehabilitation centers
Hosting Frog Walks (nature hikes) to teach the community about the frogs and toads in their backyards
Showcasing ambassador animals with Critter Talks
Creating backyard habitats and monitoring them for suburban frogs and toads
Relocating tadpoles from drying vernal pools
Presenting our fieldwork on the Woods and Forests Media YouTube channel to share the results with the community
Frog Week is the first citizen science project of PA Woods and Forests.
Frog Week 2023 Facebook
Fox 8 News Now Frog Week 2023 Interview
2nd population of gray tree frogs in Cambria County
Frog Week 2023 with Bo Moore
Gray tree frogs in Somerset County
Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) is a database the state of Pennsylvania uses to understand what species of reptiles and amphibians exist in each county. Some of our board members and volunteers actively participate in the survey. We use PARS to understand the target amphibians and reptiles around central and western Pennsylvania. Click the county you live in to see what species were found!
Ambient Weather Network showcases the interest of the citizens of the community in western and central Pennsylvania in the weather around them. We are able to gather more information about the weather in our target counties and understand current weather patterns from a micro-climate perspective. This weather map will help us better understand what is happening around the western and central woods and forests. Zoom out with the map to view the weather in your area!
Woods and Forests Media is building a large vivarium featuring many of our target species: American toads, wood frogs, purple pitcher plants, and many native plant species. This project will showcase these creatures and give us an up close and personal perspective of these frogs and plants. This project goes hand and hand with our citizen science project and provides an up-close perspective based on the lives these creatures live. "Through The Woods" is Coming Soon. Click the picture to watch short videos of the project on the Woods and Forests Media YouTube Channel!
Frog Week is the YouTube and social media side of our citizen science project. The videos feature road rescues, frogs and toads breeding, and conservation of frogs and toads. Our citizen science project was featured on many news outlets: Tribune-Democrat, Daily American, Tribune-Review, WCRO, WTAJ, Studio 814, and more! Scroll down to watch Frog Week from the Woods and Forests Media YouTube Channel.