Oregon Season Tracker School Program

The innovative Oregon Season Tracker 4-H Schools Program links students and researchers using citizen science to collect rainfall and plant phenology data for climate science research. This project is suitable for use with 4th—12th grade classrooms. Students collect and report data to national citizen science databases for use by Oregon researchers and beyond. We partner with researchers at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest a Long Term Ecological Research site. OST 4-H Schools are a part of the OST Citizen Science Extension program

Students participating in Oregon Season Tracker Schools Program

Students learning outcomes include:

student with rain gauge

  • Learning to read and interpret rainfall and plant data
  • An understanding of how Oregon topography effects weather
  • An understanding of how climate effects plants
  • Connecting with climate science researchers
  • Using science field journals
  • Using technology in data collection and documenting work
  • Opportunities to showcase their work in the community



Teachers attend a professional development workshop to get started. OSU Extension 4-H staff can help with project planning, curriculum lessons or field time with your students.

Partner schools and education programs included:

Students participating in Oregon Season Tracker Schools Program

  • Muddy Creek Charter School grade 3-5
  • Kings Valley Charter School, middle & high school
  • Corvallis Montesorri School, grade 4-5
  • College Hill High School - Urban Farm program

Additional Oregon School participate outside of Benton County 

Students participating in Oregon Season Tracker Schools Program




Oregon Season Tracker Schools is a program of OSU Extension Benton County 4-H. Limited space is available for classroom support. Call 541-766-6311 or email Jody for questions or application.






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