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Leap Into Conservation

Virtual Workshop and Vernal Pool Hikes

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Join the Maritime Aquarium, Woodcock Nature Center, and Norwalk River Watershed Association as we virtually Leap into Conservation. Our exciting online workshop will introduce your family to the amphibians of the Long Island Sound watershed, their ecological importance, and how you can participate in the Frogwatch USA citizen science project. We will end our program discussing how you can create a healthy backyard habitat for amphibians by making a frog or toad abode (home). Workshop participants can pick-up a free frog or toad abode making kit from the Aquarium that will engage young conservationists in positive environmental behaviors and be a fun family project. This workshop is free to attend and pre-registration is required. 

Virtual Workshop Times:

Wednesday March 10, 7:00-8:00pm.

Saturday March 13, 3:00-4:00pm

Workshop registration deadline is March 9 at 12 p.m.  

Frog and Toad Abode Kits:

Abode kits are free to Workshop participants and can be picked up, curbside, at the main entrance of The Maritime Aquarium on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10a.m. - 12 p.m. or Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Please contact The Maritime Aquarium at if you need a different pick-up time.

Vernal Pool Hikes:

Saturday March 20

Additional amphibian fun on World Frog Day, March 20, 2021. Join educators at Woodcock Nature Center for small in-person interpretive walks around vernal pools looking for frogs and other early spring forest animals.

Hike are free but pre-registration is required as space is limited.  

Questions? Contact Sarah at 

Hike Times:

9:30-10:30am - Full

11:00am-12:00pm - Full

12:30-1:30pm - Full

2:00-3:00pm - Full

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