Each month, Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) will feature a different Citizen Scientist project.

CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, citizen scientists provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. CoCoRaHS now includes thousands of volunteers in the Northern Hemisphere. 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. By providing your daily observation, you help to fill in a piece of the weather puzzle that affects many across your area in one way or another.

Citizen Science is the collaboration of everyday citizens and trained scientists to advance scientific knowledge. Citizen scientists can help the scientific community in myriad ways including data collection and data analysis. For scientists who don’t have the time or access to do research the way they want to, citizen scientists are stepping in to fill the gap.

NHSM is committed to supporting ongoing research by serving as a citizen scientist pipeline.

These presentations are free to attend.

You will have the opportunity to donate financially to NHSM during the registration process. Zoom meeting information will be sent upon registration.


To register for this event, please follow this link: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/every-drop-counts-the-community-collaborative-rain-hail-and-snow-network/

Please direct any questions about this event to bstrong@marylandnature.org.