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Community Invited to Take Part in the “The Great VI Frog Count”

The VI Community is invited to be a part of “The Great VI Frog Count,” a citizen science project aimed at recording all the frogs from all corners of the Virgin Islands from Oct. 8 to Oct. 15. During citizen science projects, both researchers and non-scientist collaborate to collect data.

Volunteers are asked to make recordings of calling frogs using smart phones or tablets, and send along with a screen shot of map coordinates using compass or map app that can be downloaded for free from ITunes or Google Play.  

There are three steps to follow:

  1. Go outside away from television and other noisy devices
  2. Use a voice recorder app to record the frogs for two minutes
  3. Take a screen shot of the coordinates and email both – together or separate- to Place your location in the subject.

UVI researchers will analyze the recordings and map the results. The project is being sponsored by VI-EPSCoR. For more information contact Dr. Renata Platenberg at (340) 693-1238 or