The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is once again proud to host FrogWatch USA. FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that provides individuals, groups, and families with an opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the calls of local frogs and toads. Volunteers collect data during evenings from February through August and have been submitting data for over 15 years.
Mudpuppies are a secretive, permanently aquatic salamanders found only in the eastern United States and Canada. Although considered a common species in many parts of their range, these animals are under threat from habitat loss and habitat degradation due in part to development projects resulting in over-siltation and water pollution. Help us track the health of our waters by tracking the health of Mudpuppies throughout the Mississippi River watershed.
Updated Mudpuppy tracking coming soon
Phenology refers to key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year—such as flowering, emergence of insects and migration of birds—especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. Mayflies are indicators of water quality, and climate change, by tracking mayfly emergence on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge we can keep a sharp eye on the health of the Might Mississippi River.
Click here for more information on Mayfly Watch.
IOWATER trains citizens to conduct basic water chemical, physical and biological measurements. IOWATER provides you the equipment and tools you need to start understanding and protecting Iowa’s valuable water resources.