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Northern CA PPSR Projects 1

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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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.

Surfrider Water Sample Collection

Organization Name
Surfrider - Santa Cruz Chapter
Project Website
http://santacruz.surfrider.org/water-testing/
Organization Website
http://santacruz.surfrider.org/
Partners
Contact Name
Contact Email
volunteer@surfridersantacruz.org
Contact Phone
476-POOP
Other Contact Information
Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

Assess safety of beaches and ocean water

Participant Activities

Collect water samples weekly from local beaches and deliver to lab for processing

Data Entry
  • Collection Kits
Other Participant Activities

Other volunteer roles include: Beach Captain, Newsletter writers, Volunteer Coordinator and others.

System Studied
  • Water Quality
  • Marine
Geographic Scope
Local
Region
Santa Cruz
Location
Beaches in and around Santa Cruz and the central Coast
Location - Map
2222 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California 95062
Time Commitment
  • Weekly
Volunteer Qualifications
Volunteer Training
Cost to Participant
How will the findings be used?

Results of data analysis for E.coli and Enterovoccus are posted online for public to view - http://santacruz.surfrider.org/water-testing/

Other Information
Photo
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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