"Field Photo Weekend" May 25, 26, 27 . . . Please take a photo this weekend!
Do you have a camera? Would you be willing to take a few quick photos this weekend to help a national project that will be looking at how drought or lack of drought (all that snow that may have fallen in your community over the past week) has affected the landscape of our local communities? On May 25th, 26th and 27th you can help by participating in our third "Field Photo Weekend".
Hundreds of folks participated during our second "Field Photo Weekend" over President's Day weekend last February. We thank you if you were able to take part. Many of our landscapes now look significantly different from that weekend. Thus it's time to dust off your camera and try it again . . . or give it a try for the first time.
Here's all you have to do. Take your camera, find a landscape in your community (streams, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, a tree, a field, etc) and take a single photo or a panorama in four different directions (N, E, S, W) from where you are standing. After that email your photos with your location to: firstname.lastname@example.org. That's it. For detailed instructions click here “FIELD PHOTO WEEKENDS”
Field Photo Weekend is a partnership between CoCoRaHS, the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) and the Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF) to help ground truth through photos, what is going on with our landscapes throughout the country. It's not just drought we are looking for either, it could be flooding, or whatever state the landscape is now in. There is the possibility that we may hold additional "Field Photo Weekends" during the year to show how conditions to your landscape may have changed over time. This should be fun!
In a few weeks this weekend's photos will be posted and you'll be able to see your photos and those taken by other volunteers. Reference "Viewing Photos" on the “FIELD PHOTO WEEKENDS” page to see how to view the photos.
Remember you don't have to email your photos this weekend, just take them, but we do encourage you to email them soon afterward. That address again is: email@example.com. When uploading your photos please include the words #CoCoRaHSMay13 in the notes field.
Just think if all 19,000+ CoCoRaHS volunteers take photos! Wow!!
Thanks in advance for participating and have a great Memorial Day weekend!