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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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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 BioCurious
 Organization Name BioCurious
 Project Website http://biocurious.org/
 Organization Website http://biocurious.org/
 Contact Email info@biocurious.org
 Contact Phone (408)475-2246
 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 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.

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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