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Salamander Crossing Brigade Workshop

Harris Center for Conservation Education



High Adventure




About the Event

As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New England, thousands of amphibians migrate to vernal pools and other wetlands to breed. Sadly, many are killed when their journeys take them across roads.

Every year, the Harris Center trains community scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. These heroic volunteers move migrating amphibians across roads by hand during one or more “Big Nights” each spring, keeping count as they go.

Attend this fun, information-packed volunteer training to join their ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration.

Note: Although the Harris Center only actively coordinates amphibian crossing efforts in southwest New Hampshire, people from other areas are welcome to attend this workshop and bring what they've learned back to their communities!

7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available. For more information, please see our Salamander Crossing Brigade FAQ or contact Brett Amy Thelen. This event will be recorded. To ensure access to the recording, please register for this event, even if you cannot attend live.

What to bring

All you need to bring is your curiosity! You may also want to have a pen and paper on hand to take notes.

Youth Instructions

Kids in elementary school and up are welcome to volunteer with the Salamander Crossing Brigades, but they must be accompanied by an adult.


Contact Brett Thelen at thelen@harriscenter.org or 603-525-3394.