State park to host frog watch program

Terri Newmans invited Historic City News readers to participate when Fort Mose Historic State Park participates in the flagship citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

FrogWatch USA is the science program that allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads.

Participants will engage in an interactive program introducing various amphibians. The entire group will discuss the “Frog of the Month” before heading out into the field.

Following the program, the group will head out to three sites within the park to try and put their new knowledge to use. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight if they have one available.

Returning Frog Watchers can arrive a half hour after the program start time if you would like to participate in the monitoring session, only.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, Fort Mose Historic State Park tells the story of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, the first legally sanctioned, free African settlement in what is now the United States.

Park entry fees are $4 per vehicle, with up to 8 individuals in a vehicle.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, Florida

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News contributed photograph by James C. Godwin

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