Public Programs

From time to time, we offer public hikes, workshops, and other programs that are open to the general public and families. Check here for any scheduled events.

Hoosier Riverwatch Hoosier Riverwatch

The photos above feature the Hoosier Riverwatch public program.

Frogwatch Workshop

Download a Frogwatch Workshop flier.

Did you know that one-third of amphibian species worldwide are experiencing severe population declines?

Do you want to be a community activist and help scientists learn about the state of frogs and toads across our region?

Wonder what makes that strange noise inthe night?

Monroe County Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in a training workshop on April 20 and 27. The workshop will explore the value of wetlands, learn some of the reasons for the current crisis of amphibian decline, teach how to identify frogs by their calls, and train participants to monitor frogs and toads at a location they choose.

Workshop participants will learn about how they can participate in Frogwatch USA, sponsored by the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), to gather information about frogs and toads in south-central Indiana and support protection of these environmentally sensitive species and their habitat.  No prior experience is necessary.  We will provide the training and resources.

Please join us!


Who:Anyone with a commitment to learn how to monitor frogs and toads 
When: Two Mondays, April 20 and April 27 6:00 -8:30 PM
Where:Karst Farm Park Commons
Fee: $5 (waived for Master Naturalists)
To Register:Monroe County Parks and Recreation 349-2800
501 N. Morton St. Suite 100                                                          

Registration is limited to 20. Don't delay-register today!



Hop on board for Frogs and Toads!