Archive for October, 2018

Oct 17 2018


OST Partner Chris Daly: researcher, weather and climate modeler

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Brad Withrow-Robinson, Forestry & Natural Resources Extension agent in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties Dr. Chris Daly knows weather. And he really likes weather data.  Lots and lots of data. Chris is director of the PRISM Climate Group at  Oregon State University which uses vast amounts of weather data, including your OST/CoCoRaHS observations to help […]

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Oct 17 2018


Increase the Value of Your Observations

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Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension agent for Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. The retreat was a great opportunity for OST volunteers to see how their observations at home, woodland or school yard contribute to work being done at the Andrews forest and elsewhere. The take home message, heard from several of the speakers […]

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Oct 17 2018


Oregon Season Tracker retreat at HJA a huge success

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Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension agent for Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. About fifty Oregon Season Tracker citizen scientists, teachers, Extension personnel and researchers gathered to exchange ideas and inspiration at the Oregon Season Tracker retreat in mid-August.  OST is a joint program of OSU Extension and HJ Andrews Experimental Forest https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/, […]

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Oct 03 2018


Citizen Science Inspires Deeper Connections

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Reflections from an Oregon Season Tracker and Master Gardener, Susan Hoffman. This past November, I attended the CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative, Rain, Hail and Snow Network) Citizen Science Training for Linn/Benton Counties. My husband and I left with a new water gage and a plan for daily measurement. We were also trained and encouraged to be […]

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