Looks like Rain! A Citizen Science Opportunity

Amanda Brennan will be conducting a two hour informational training on drought in coastal ecosystems.  You can become a member of this citizen science project by conducting on-the-ground data collection after the training.  Your training and commitment to taking precipitation measurements for a year can be used for volunteer hours. 

Training to take place on Wed., Nov. 13 at Caw Caw Interpretative Center from 6 – 8 p.m.

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The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) team would like to invite members of the Coastal Master Naturalist program to participate in a citizen science project to measure precipitation and contribute to improved understanding of weather and climate events.

CISA is based at the University of South Carolina Department of Geography and currently working with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) to improve understanding of drought in coastal ecosystems. As part of this work, we are interested in on-the-ground data collection to better understand how precipitation, or a lack thereof, affects plants, animals and people in the coastal regions of the Carolinas.

Using tools developed by the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network, we are recruiting volunteers to take daily precipitation measurements and enter weekly status reports about the condition of ecosystems in their area.

If you would like to learn more about this project and how you can be involved, please join us on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

You can find more information about CISA online at www.cisa.sc.edu.DATE: 11/13/2013 (Wed 6:00PM – 8:00PM)