"Spring Forward" for Amphibians

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Take advantage of Daylight Savings Time and “Spring Forward” for Amphibians at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium near you

The wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) is one of the first species to arrive at wetlands and call in the northern United States. © Rachel Gauza.

Zoos and aquariums across the country will hold events and activities to raise awareness about amphibian conservation. Events include live encounters with amphibians, informative amphibian exhibits, programs on “frog friendly” backyards, zookeeper talks about amphibian ecosystems, crafts, contests, games, prizes, and all kinds of family fun.

It is estimated that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, with their demonstrated expertise in endangered species breeding programs and commitment to conservation, are meeting this challenge. You can do your part by getting to know the frogs in your own backyard with AZA’s flagship citizen science program, FrogWatch USA.

Take part in the amphibian conversation by visiting FrogtWatch USA on Facebook and Flickr to post your amphibian photos, stories, and videos.

WHAT: “Spring Forward” for Amphibians!

WHEN: The switch to Daylight Savings time on or before March 11th

WHERE: At an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium near you http://www.aza.org/FindZooAquarium

CONTACT: Elise Waugh, AZA
(301) 562-0777 x236

About AZA
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting an institution dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, please visit http://www.aza.org.

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Association of Zoos & Aquariums
(301) 562-0777 x236
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