Oregon Season Tracker – Community Collaborative Citizen Science
Oregon Season Tracker (OST) links volunteers, natural resource managers, educators, and researchers to the science they use.
Contributing to the understanding of weather, climate and their effects on our local environment by reporting precipitation and seasonal plant changes. Observe from your own home, farm, woodland, ranch, or school.
OST volunteers are people like you, who share an interest in nature and the outdoors. Join the hundreds of OST citizen science volunteers’ already gathering information in over half of Oregon’s counties.
Are you interested in becoming an Oregon Season Tracker?
Oregon Season Trackers are OSU Extension volunteers, who contribute to climate science research in Oregon and Nationally. They are people like you, who like to follow the weather, have an interest in plants, enjoy the outdoors, and learning new things. To be an OST volunteer you would:
Take an online self-paced training
Register with OST, and our national partners
Purchase and install a standardized rain gauge
Choose several plants to observe
Spend about 5 minutes a day reporting precipitation, and about 15 minutes a week reporting plant phases on your Smart phone or computer.