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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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||California Roadkill Observation System|
|Other Contact Information||
Contact Us page at http://www.wildlifecrossing.net/california/contact
|Project Purpose (taken from project materials)||Inform policy, management, and financial investment in reducing road-kill with information about where wildlife vehicle collisions occur, what animals are involved, on what kinds of roads are collisions frequent, and other data.|
|Participant Activities||Record observations of identifiable road-killed wildlife. This includes what animal type and/or species is found, where the road-kill was located, when it was found, how long it might have been dead, pictures of the road-kill, and any additional details about road or traffic conditions.|
|System Studied||Mammals, Birds, Invertebrates|
|Region||All (see 'geographic scope')|
|Location - Map||California|
|Time Commitment||Other (see Other Information below)|
|Volunteer Training||Information online about what kind of information to collect|
|How will the findings be used?||Data is presented back to collaborators on the site and used to improve our collective understanding of how road-kills occur and what we can do to reduce them.|
If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email email@example.com.
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.