BACKYARD HABITAT CLASSES AND PROGRAMS
Backyard Habitat Classes
In these classes, you’ll learn from experts from Seattle Audubon, Washington Native Plant Society, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Woodland Park Zoo about how to design your wildlife habitat, attract birds and other wildlife to your backyard, select and care for native plants, manage your backyard sustainably, and get your yard certified as a Backyard Habitat.
Fee with registration: $25 per person (registration prior to the day of the event)
Drop in Fee: $30 per person
To see if space is still available in the class contact the Individual Registration Specialist at 206.548.2554 or send an email to email@example.com. All classes take place in the Education Center.
Check back February 15 for spring 2014 classes. There are no Backyard Habitat classes offered at this time.
Amphibian Monitoring 2014
Woodland Park Zoo is thrilled to announce a new opportunity for western Washington residents to get involved with local amphibian conservation! In 2012, Woodland Park Zoo, Northwest Trek, and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium partnered with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) to train volunteers in surveying for amphibian egg masses in local ponds and wetlands for the first time. Participants are trained in the WDFW-approved protocol as well as in identification of the egg masses of eight different amphibian species. One of the species that participants are monitoring for is the endangered Oregon spotted frog, one of several Pacific Northwest species which Woodland Park Zoo is captive headstarting to ensure its survival in the wild.
Participants have access to monitoring tools, including hip waders, digital cameras, and GPS units, and are monitoring for the presence of egg masses once a month from February through August in a local pond or wetland. Data sheets with information on locations of sightings are sent to biologists at WDFW, who use the information to monitor the presence of these species at sites across western Washington.
Want to get involved?
Amphibian monitoring training is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience with amphibian conservation while increasing your connection to local ponds and wetlands and contributing to authentic scientific research! The 2013 Amphibian Monitoring training at Woodland Park Zoo is almost over. Sign up here to receive an announcement about the 2014 Amphibian Monitoring season.
BACKYARD HABITAT COST AND REGISTRATION
$25 per person with registration
$30 per person drop in
To register by mail or fax, click here to download the registration form.
If you have questions or to find out the class location, contact the Individual Registration Specialist at 206.548.2554 or send an email.