2020 Mini-Grant & Webinar Series
Where: Register and watch on-line
Topics: Learn more about the Spotty Rain Campaign and meet our citizen science partners:
It's easy! Training volunteers to report rain and environmental conditions with educators from the CoCoRaHS Network
It's important! Learn about drought reports and forecasts with scientists from the National Drought Mitigation Center
It's local! Tips for making your own precipitation maps and visualizations
It's in the Library! Learn more about resources for programming, community planning, and water education
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? We are seeking staff from rural and small libraries to design and host volunteer information meetings. We also encourage you to collaborate with partners (community members, educators, and stakeholders) interested in water and drought management.
WHY? BECAUSE... Drought experiences have significant and long lasting impacts on our rural and small communities across the US. The Spotty Rain Campaign encourages volunteer participation in community drought monitoring by providing the rain gauges and financial support for library sponsored programs. Increased public participation in drought monitoring can help scientists to predict where and when devastating droughts will occur.
HOW CAN I GET STARTED? Watch the webinar series to learn more about volunteer drought monitoring and get inspiration for a program in your library. The series includes 4 parts (45 minutes each).
HOW CAN I GET A MINI-GRANT? Participants who watch all 4 webinars will receive a $250 mini-grant + rain gauges to host a program in their library. You must watch the webinars and complete a short survey after each. Supported library programs must be completed within 6 months of funding.
IT DOESN'T END THERE. You completed the webinars and hosted a training at your library, now what? We will be offering additional opportunities for financial support (up to $5,000) to host additional library sponsored programs related to drought awareness and education. We hope you find an interested community partner, submit a an idea, and collaborate with our team of scientists and educators to create a program relevant to your place and community.
Dr. Nicole Colston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tutaleni I. Asino, email@example.com
Oklahoma State University
327 Willard Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
NSF AISL (DR-1811506)
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