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Science on Tap — How Citizen Science is Helping Amphibians in Crisis

Nicole Wade Sunset Zoo, Manhattan, will present from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Wade is the programs and animals education manager at Sunset Zoo and teaches science communication to K-State undergraduates, graduate students and faculty through the zoo's Science Communication Fellowship Program. Wade also is the head of the zoo's amphibian conservation program and leads all the citizen science initiatives at the zoo.

Wade will give an overview of the leading nationwide amphibian data collection program, FrogWatch, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums flagship citizen science program. She will discuss her role in the program and the data collected locally, nationally and internationally over the last 10 years. With nearly two-thirds of all known amphibian species having declining populations and 41% being either threatened or endangered, FrogWatch is a program everyone can participate in to help collect the data needed to learn more about amphibian decline and help to stop it. Data collected through this program has even helped identify and describe a new species of leopard frog on the East Coast. Come learn more about this program and learn how you can participate.

Please register to attend by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

This event is part of the fourth-annual Science Communication Week presented by the Kansas Science Communication Initiative.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm