Author Archives: Terri Hurley

CPCTMN Member joins CoCoRaHS Project

We recently heard from Ella Stroupe, CPCTMN Class of 2018, regarding her activities in the newly approved CoCoRaHS project: “I recently joined CoCoRaHS. ( If you are interested in the weather, this might be for you.  This is a project that collects data on daily rain amounts, soil temperatures, thunder, etc. Right now I’m focusing on rain. You can also collect data on frost, soil temperature, hail, thunder, etc. I installed the rain gauge that they require. There are instructions and training on their web page. It’s important… Read More →

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

A new VSP opportunity has been approved for our chapter! It is the weather citizen science projects hosted by the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, otherwise known as CoCoRaHS (pronounced as KO-ko-rozz) . CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds who work together by measuring and mapping precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities.  To join this project you will need to purchase one of their official rain gauges and you read it after a rain… Read More →

Three New Nature Pamphlets Created by CPC Master Naturalists

Volunteers at the native habitat gardens in the Prairie Demonstration Garden have created three informative nature pamphlets that were distributed for free at the Seabourne Nature Fest.  Links to these brochures are included here.  The Hummingbird brochure by Jade Hems provides fun facts and ways to help these flying jewels.  The Native Bee brochure by Lynn Trenta highlights a native bee’s life and how to attract bees to your yard with native plants.   The Prairie Bird pamphlet by Terri Hurley provides information on how to find prairie… Read More →