FrogWatch USA

Frog on Lily Pad

Hutchinson FrogWatch USA Chapter

The Hutchinson Zoo and the Dillon Nature Center have partnered together to create a Hutchinson FrogWatch USA chapter! 

FrogWatch USA is a nationwide project where trained volunteers assist scientists in determining amphibian population trends by listening and recorded data on frog and toad calls throughout the spring and summer. The local chapter was established in 2019 and is coordinated by a partnership between the Dillon Nature Center and the Hutchinson Zoo.

Why is this important? There has been a significant decline in amphibian populations over the past several years due to pollution, climate change, and other human impacts.

There is no cost to attend the training, but you must register to participate. Adults, teens, and children with an adult partner are all welcome to sign up. After training, volunteers are expected to monitor their survey site weekly throughout the spring and summer months and record the data through an online system.

The survey season runs from April to September with volunteer training held twice a season. For more information or to join our team of citizen scientists, contact us at or call 620-663-7411. Register for training here.

2023 Trainings: 

Tuesdays through April 11 4pm-5:30pm

More training dates TBD