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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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

What lives on Albany Hill, Cerrito Creek, and El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area?

  • Organization Name
    Friends of Five Creeks
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    iNaturalist
  • Contact Name
    N / A
  • Contact Email
    f5creeks@aol.com
  • Contact Phone
    N / A
  • Other Contact Information
  • Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

    Build up knowledge that will help in managing the area, and contribute a worldwide database on biodiversity

    • Learn more about how animals use these urban oasis. 
    • Identify and map native plants and plant communities that should be protected and encouraged, 
    • Identify and map invasives that should be controlled or eradicated -- especially to avoid wildfire. 
  • Participant Activities

    Participants use iNaturalist to report what they see in the target areas, with details like location, time of day, surroundings, condition of plants, or what the animal was doing. You can upload a photo if you have one. You don't have to know the name! The community at iNaturalist will help you identify it.

  • Data Entry
    • Website
    • Cell Phone
  • Other Participant Activities

    Participants can also join work parties, resoration projects, and educational events

  • System Studied
    • Mammals
    • Birds
    • Plants
  • Geographic Scope
    Local
  • Region
    Contra Costa
  • Location
    El Cerrito & Albany Hills
  • Location - Map
    Hillside Natural Area, El Cerrito, California
  • Time Commitment
    • Other (see Other Information below)
  • Volunteer Qualifications
    N / A
  • Volunteer Training
    N / A
  • Cost to Participant
    N / A
  • How will the findings be used?

    Data is mapped and accessible through iNaturalist

  • 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.