Become an OST Observer - It's Easy!

 Join the Oregon Season Tracker Program and become part of a local community of citizen science observers. Simply register, do the training, then start observing!


  • Register for the hybrid training.  Approximately 2 hours of self-paced online modules where you learn the program basics. Followed by a 2 hour classroom session to practice skills, answer questions and pick up your rain gauge.
2018 scheduled classroom sessions:

Spring 2018 - Self-paced online training open 3/1, Then attend one classroom session below:
               Classroom Sessions:
                  March 15, 2018 - Dallas, OR 6-8 pm
                  March 17, 2018 - Newport, OR 10am - 12pm
                  March 20, 2018 - Vernonia, OR 6-8pm
                  March 29, 2018 - Leaburg, OR 6-8pm

To register you will need a Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, OSU email, or a Facebook account to log into the OSU online Canvas system for the hybrid training. Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail all offer free email accounts.

           Link to register   

Training cost $40/per family and includes the program approved rain gauge. 
  • What if there is no classroom session planned in my area?  Contact the Oregon Season Tracker program coordinator by email or phone 541-766-6311 for other possible options. Maybe you can help us organize in your area, or if you are a motivated self-starter you can do it all online.   
  • Start reporting your observations, and become part of the community of OST citizen scientists! 

As an educator in a school or non-formal setting:

  1. Contact the OST program coordinator by email or phone 541-766-6311 to discuss setting up your classroom or non-formal education group (4-H club, afterschool program, camp).
  2. Attend an educator training