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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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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 Don Edwards Bay Area NWR Special Projects
 Organization Name Don Edwards S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge
 Project Website http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Don_Edwards_San_Francisco_Bay/GetInvolved.html
 Organization Website http://www.fws.gov/refuge/don_edwards_san_francisco_bay/
 Contact Name Volunteer Program Coordinator
 Contact Email paul_mueller@fws.gov
 Contact Phone 510-792-0222 ext. 361
 Project Purpose (taken from project materials) Contribute to protection, restoration, education, and management plan efforts for the protected wildlife area.

 Participant Activities Volunteers may work independently in the areas of photo and specimen collections, and other fields. 
Qualified individuals may assist wildlife biologists in such areas as wildlife surveys.

 Data Entry Unknown
 System Studied Mammals, Birds, Plants, Habitat Restoration
 Geographic Scope Local
 Region Alameda
 Location San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
 Location - Map Don Edwards S. F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Marshlands Road, Fremont, CA
 Time Commitment Other (see Other Information below)
 Volunteer Qualifications Open to all, but volunteers under 18 years of age need written permission from their parent or guardian.

Qualified individuals may assist wildlife biologists in such areas as wildlife surveys and other projects. 

 Other Information Many volunteers donate their services on weekends but there is a need for their skills during the week. Working hours are generally in the morning and/or afternoon but some evening time is required for meetings, and for training sessions.

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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