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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Nongame & Endangered Wildlife > Wildlife Diversity - Herpetology > Frogs & Toads of Indiana > Volunteer Resources Volunteer Resources

How to volunteer?

Please contact your IN AMP coordinator: Sarahbeth Klueh naamp@dnr.in.gov

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old. (Children are more than welcome to accompany adults, but the adult will be in charge of data collection.)
  • Learn to identify the calls of Indiana’s frogs and toads and pass the online NAAMP quiz.
  • Collect data at least once per window
  • Enter data by September 15
  • Follow all NAAMP protocols for data collection ( see NAAMP website for complete protocol information)

What to bring when you are monitoring

  • Thermometer
  • Pencil
  • Datasheet
  • Flashlight
  • Field guides, notes, frog call cd

Monitoring Tips

  • Safety first! Never collect data in unsafe conditions.
  • Bring a friend. It’s safer and they can help you with navigation
  • Drive your route once in the daytime before you drive it at night.
  • You must get out of your car when listening.
  • You must listen for 5 minutes at each stop.

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