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Amphibian Road Crossings: Ecology & Volunteer Training

March 16, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 16 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Free | Live viz ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86066404548

Join North Branch Nature Center scientists to learn about our Amphibian Road Crossing program, and find out how you can help Vermont’s frogs and salamanders safely cross the road during their annual spring movements.

Each spring, amphibians migrate by the millions from upland forests to wetland breeding grounds, often crossing roadways at their peril. NBNC’s ARC program trains volunteers to survey migration sites to help amphibians across the road while collecting valuable data that informs local conservation and transportation planning efforts. Over the last two years, NBNC volunteers conducted 450 surveys and documented 10,000 salamanders at 60 crossing sites across Central Vermont. This community science project accommodates volunteers of all ages and backgrounds — the only requirement is an eagerness to enjoy and protect our local amphibians!

Did you know that Wood Frogs freeze solid all winter long? Did you know that Eastern Red-backed Salamanders are the most common vertebrate in the whole forest? Tonight will also feature a dive into the amazing ecology and life history of these semi-aquatic critters.

Tech Tips for ZOOM Webinars

  • A computer desktop with speakers or laptop works best.
  • You will need to install Zoom before the meeting begins.
  • When you log into the meeting, you’ll be in a “waiting room” until the presentation begins.
  • Once you’ve been admitted to the presentation, click the “Join Audio” button in the bottom left corner of the meeting screen.
  • Please keep your microphones on mute and your video off.
  • See Our Website for links to other upcoming webinars


March 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602