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Community 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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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 SEA Explorers
 Organization Name Sailing Education Adventures
 Project Website http://www.sfsailing.org/youth-sailing-san-francisco/sea-explorers-citizen-science-sailing-marine-biology
 Organization Website http://www.sfsailing.org/
 Partners Romberg Tiburon Center
 Contact Phone (415) 775-8779
 Other Contact Information

Contact us page: http://www.sfsailing.org/contact-us/sea-office

 Project Purpose (taken from project materials) Gain knowledge about plankton's role in the oceans

 Participant Activities Youth participate in four days of full immersion sailing and a full day of samples collection and microscope observations.
Activities include sailing, collection and examination of samples, journaling about local conditions, and discussion of marine science and other science material. 

 Data Entry Collection Kits, Unknown
 System Studied Marine
 Geographic Scope Local
 Region Marin
 Location San Francisco Bay
 Location - Map 3001 Bridgeway Blvd. #199 Sausalito CA 94965
 Time Commitment Specific dates (see Other Information below)
 Volunteer Training Youth participants learn to sail and learn science and procedures relevant to dta collection

 Cost to Participant Unknown - sailing camps at SEA of similar length run from $295-$360

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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