Training for Monitoring

In-person Trainings - Already adopted a catchment?  Register for a training here!

Training is essential to collecting quality data that can be used to estimate trends in amphibian populations.  We offer several in-person trainings around Wyoming each spring.  Please consult our training schedule to find an in-person training near you.

Trainings last for approximately four hours: half indoors to go over instructions and materials, half in the field practicing catching and identification.  Trainings that don't receive enrollment of more than four will be cancelled and participants notified. 


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GPS Unit Training

Not sure how to use a GPS unit but need to use one at your catchment?  Check out this presentation by Joe Ceradini (Wyoming Natural Diversity Database), which covers how to use a few of the most common GPS units.


Online Training Process

If you are doing the online training rather than an in-person training, please complete the following:

  1. Amphibian Survey Training: Overview video (below)
  2. Review all 12 species information found here
  3. Amphibian Survey Training: Safe Handling Methods video (below)
  4. Amphibian Survey Training: Handling Demonstration (below)
  5. Take the online training quiz
Then, email us at to let us know you've completed your training!

Amphibian Survey Training: Overview


Amphibian Survey Training: Safe Handling Methods


Amphibian Survey Training: Handling Demonstration



Adopt a Catchment


Training Dates

Laramie - May 14

Laramie - May 21

Pinedale - June 4

Steamboat Springs - June 11

Jackson - June 18