Weather Data Training
Allerton needs volunteers to help collect weather data as part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).
With a volunteer program in all 50 states, CoCoRaHS is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail, and snow). Through training and education and the use of their interactive website, the aim of CoCoRaHS is to provide high quality data for natural resource, education, and research applications.
To help with CoCoRaHS’s goals and aligning with its mission and vision, Allerton Park & Retreat Center will be implementing this program on the estate, and we are needing dedicated volunteers of all ages to assist with recording daily precipitation data. This is a community project, and everyone is able to help. The only requirements are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can affect and impact our lives.
The next in-person training is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Greenhouse Auditorium. Register here. Training is required to be a volunteer data reporter for CoCoRaHS. Online training is also an option.
All participants of this program must be registered as an Allerton Volunteer and have a signed volunteer waiver on file. If you are not already an Allerton Volunteer, please apply on our volunteer website and complete a waiver. You are welcome to apply after you attend the training, as well. Questions can be referred to Olivia Bunting at email@example.com.