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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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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 UC Davis SEEDS BioBlitz
 Organization Name ESA - Seeds
 Project Website http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/uc-davis-seeds-bioblitz
 Organization Website http://www.esa.org/seeds/
 Partners UC Davis
 Contact Name Rachael Olliff
 Contact Email rlolliff@ucdavis.edu
 Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

Draw attention to the biodiversity of plants, and animals that live in Putah Creek Reserve. 

 Participant Activities As a group, volunteers count and document as many species as possible in Putah Creek: plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and spiders. Species found during the BioBlitz will be documented using iNaturalist and recorded in a National database

 Data Entry Cell Phone
 System Studied Mammals, Birds, Plants, Invertebrates, Wetlands - Freshwater Streams and Marshes
 Geographic Scope Local
 Region Yolo
 Location Putah Creek
 Location - Map old davis road and levee rd, davis ca
 Time Commitment Once a year
 How will the findings be used? Data will be accessible online through iNaturalist.

 Other Information 2012 Davis BioBlitz was held “In Honor of Mother Earth” on Mother's Day. 

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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