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Frog Docent Program Training

9-11 am over zoom and 1-4 pm in the field

Frog Docent Program Training

A foothill yellow legged frog raises his head from the water to have her portrait takenAs a federal and state listed species, Foothill yellow-legged frogs (Rana boylii) are special because they are only found in isolated ranges in California and nowhere else in the world. They also tell us important things about the health of fast-flowing streams where they live. Join ecologists at Marin Water, Marin County Parks, and Kleinfelder/GANDA to learn about these amphibians and the volunteer program that protects these frogs. 

We will meet for an online training from 9-11 am, where we will cover the natural history, ecology and threats to the frogs, the conservation work going on locally, and how you can volunteer to protect these frogs! In the afternoon, join us from 1-4 pm for a 3-mile round-trip hike to Little Carson Falls to meet other volunteers in person, practice using spotting scopes and binoculars, and put identification skills into practice. Once you have completed this training we ask that you shadow a seasoned docent or staff a couple times and then you can sign up for your own shift. The season runs through the end of May.

Sign up for trainings or events by completing this google form. Please help share this opportunity by printing out our flyer and posting it in your community and sharing it on your social media platforms! Feel free to contact us at or give us a call at 415-945-1128 to learn more.