Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Program

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Program just unveiled a hybrid (mix online/classroom) training. The program connects volunteers with researchers to study weather and ecology. Volunteers collect data on precipitation and native plant seasonal changes in their backyard, farm, woodland, or schoolyard.  Learn more about the Oregon Season Tracker (OST) program at http://oregonseasontracker.forestry.oregonstate.edu

Live registration link: http://bit.ly/OregonSeasonTrackerTraining

Oregon Season Tracker is run by OSU Extension, with partnership with the Andrews Forest program. We are looking to increase the number of volunteers collecting data as citizen scientists at observation sites at their home, farm, woodland or school.  Non-scientists as well as students (grade 4-12 with teacher support) are capable of learning the protocols and reporting data.  The data collected by Oregon Season Tracker volunteers will help scientists at the Andrews Forest and elsewhere fill gaps and expand the scale and inference of their research.   

It is a great family activity that can be shared with friends and neighbors, plus researchers are welcome to participate too!