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Citizen Science for CA Naturalists

Welcome to our ongoing effort to catalog citizen science and other public participation in scientific research (PPSR) projects for UC California Naturalists and other citizen scientists.  We invite you to browse the listed projects or enter key words (like birds, youth, invasive, coast, Alameda, etc.) in the search box above to find projects in your area. It's a great way to stay involved and keep developing your skills as a natural scientist!

A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date. We encourage you to contact projects directly to get involved and learn about most recent opportunities. If you work with a listed project and would like to add to, update, or correct the information we have, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu. Also, please consider filling out the "PPSR perspectives" survey. Click here to access the survey, which will help guide this project in the coming year.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

Special thanks goes to the National Science Foundation Informal Science Education program and the Stephen J. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for supporting this database of projects.

 Project Name Central Coast Vineyard Team
 Organization Name Central Coast Vineyard Team
 Project Website http://www.vineyardteam.org/projects/index.php
 Organization Website http://www.vineyardteam.org
 Partners UC Cooperative Extension; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
 Contact Email info@vineyardteam.org
 Contact Phone (805)466-2288
 Project Purpose (taken from project materials) Determine the effectiveness of new practices for improving environmental quality. The following issues are addressed in CCVT demonstrations and research:

  • Protecting surface and groundwater quality
  • Conserving wildlife habitat
  • Minimizing soil erosion
  • Reduced risk insect and disease control
  • Biological control techniques
 Participant Activities Growers implement new practices and collaborate with project staff and technical advisors to measure their impacts on environmental quality

 Data Entry Unknown
 Other Participant Activities Growers participate in “tailgate” meetings at project vineyards to learn from one another and discuss the issues presented

 System Studied Mammals, Plants, Water Quality, Pollution Clean-up or Monitoring, Other (see Notes)
 Geographic Scope Regional
 Region Northern California
 Location Central Coast Vineyards
 Location - Map 5915 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
 Time Commitment Unknown
 Volunteer Qualifications Monitoring is done by winegrape growers in collaboration with CCTV project staff and technical advisors

 Volunteer Training CCVT offers educational “tailgate” meetings at project vineyards, for growers to learn from one another and discuss the issues presented.

 last update: 9/26/12

If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

This database is focused on projects in California focused on the environment. For opportunities outside California, as well as national projects that don't have a California-specific components, check http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects.

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