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.

Frogwatch Workshop

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 in the night?

Monroe County Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in a two-part training workshop on March 26 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 evenings, Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 6:00 -8:30 PM
Where: Karst Farm Park Commons
Fee: $5 for both sessions (free to Habitat Stewards and 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!

Indiana Master Naturalist Program

The mission of the Indiana Master Naturalist program is to bring together natural resource specialists with adult learners to foster an understanding of Indiana's plants, water, soils, and wildlife and promote volunteer service in local communities.
Classes start August 17, Thursdays at Karst Farm Park Commons, 1-4:30 pm. Registration fees are $50 or $75 if you want to share materials with someone ( spouse, co-worker, whatever). You can register with a credit card over the phone by calling 812-349-2800 , in person at 501 N. Morton St. Suite 100 47404, or by mail with this form.