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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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

BioCurious

  • Organization Name
    BioCurious
  • Project Website
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    N / A
  • Contact Name
    N / A
  • Contact Email
    info@biocurious.org
  • Contact Phone
    (408)475-2246
  • Other Contact Information
    N / A
  • Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

    Provide a complete working laboratory and technical library for entrepreneurs to cheaply access equipment, materials, and co-working space; a training center for biotechniques; a meeting place for citizen scientists, hobbyists, activists, and students

  • Participant Activities

    Learn about and experiment in a complete working laboratory and technical library; meet and innovate with others

  • Data Entry
    • Unknown
  • Other Participant Activities

    A range of classes and events; volunteer at the lab and welcome desk

  • System Studied
    • Other (see Notes)
  • Geographic Scope
    Local
  • Region
    Santa Clara
  • Location
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • Location - Map
    845 Stewart Drive, Suite C Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Time Commitment
    • Other (see Other Information below)
  • Volunteer Qualifications
    N / A
  • Volunteer Training

    Safety and equipment orientation classes are required.

  • Cost to Participant

    Membership to BioCurious is $100/month. this includes access to the lab and introductory classes. Supplies (such as reagents) must also be purchased.

  • How will the findings be used?
    N / A
  • Other Information
    N / A
  • Photo
    N / A
  • last update:
    N / A

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.