Date(s) - 04/20/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Paul H. Douglas Center
Jumping into a Career–Researchers on Frogs and Salamanders Kiss and Tell
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Do you dream about working and studying outside? At Indiana Dunes National Park, you can meet a field biologist and his students who muck about counting frogs and salamanders and get paid to do it.
On Saturday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, celebrate amphibians with a group of college graduates who were part of long-term study on frogs and salamanders. Dr. Bob Brodman and his former students will talk about what the work is really like; their experiences doing it, and how it’s affected them. As an added bonus, you can observe and help feed the green frogs, bullfrog, and toad that live at the Douglas Center. Visitors can also get a new temporary tattoo for the one-of-a-kind Fowler’s toad living in the dunes.
This event is co-sponsored by the iSWOOP project, which makes the science behind the scenes at national parks part of the visitor experience. You can read more at iswoopparks.com.
The Douglas Center welcomes adults, youth, and families. The center is open and always free every day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with an accessible wetland boardwalk. The Douglas Center is located in the western portion of the national park at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller section of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1821 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.