Two students sought to help the Precious Frog team study the Oregon Spotted Frog over spring break. (Precious Frog team)

Budding biologists sought to wade through waterways over spring break

Two students will learn about wetlands habitat and breeding habits of the Oregon Spotted Frog

It’s a chance for a couple of high school seniors to spend part of spring break 2020 learning about one of the most endangered frogs in Canada.

Fraser Valley Conservancy is looking for two budding biologists to help with recovery efforts of the Oregon Spotted Frog (OSF).

It’s a paid work experience project with the Precious Frog Team, and the students will acquire skills to identify and count the frog species and more.

“If spending a week of your spring break wading though wetlands for a good cause sounds like a fun and educational experience, please see the job posting for details,” according to the post on preciousfrog.ca.

The Oregon Spotted Frog has fewer than 500 breeding females left in the wild. It’s only found in the Fraser Valley and is federally listed as endangered.

“The latin name of the species, Rana pretiosa, means Precious Frog, and is a reminder of the spectacular appearance of the frog,” according to the PreciousFrog.ca. “With its bright golden eyes, the Oregon Spotted Frog is beautiful and truly precious in many ways.

“By conserving this species, we are ensuring that the rich wetland habitat the Precious Frog depends on still exists and contributes to global diversity.”

Students with an interest in conservation can send resume and cover letter to Jon@Fraservalleyconservancy.ca no later than midnight February 9, 2020.

READ MORE: Combing the waterways for egg masses

READ MORE: Frog hunting over spring break


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