Teachers/schools can get free rain gauges and training from CoCoRaHS

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From CoCoRaHS via the Fort Collins Coloradoan:

CSU and its volunteer network, called Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHs, is donating the devices as a means to educate students about the importance of taking scientific measurements and to bolster precipitation data collection efforts.

Teachers who would like to obtain a rain gauge and receive training on how to use it should contact education@CoCoRaHs.org for more information, according to a news release from CSU. Training webinars are scheduled on the following days:

• 10 a.m. Wednesday: To register, visit bit.ly/N671bp.

• 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20: To register, visit bit.ly/Oulj81.

Between Sept. 5 and 11, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, plans to host “Rain Gauge Week.” During this time, the group will encourage participating schools to submit their measurements.

Data collected by CoCoRaHs, which formed after the 1997 Spring Creek Flood in Fort Collins and now has 16,000 volunteers in the U.S. and Canada, helps predict flooding on the Missouri River and verifies satellite data on crop health, among other uses.

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