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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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

UC Davis SEEDS BioBlitz

  • Organization Name
    ESA - Seeds
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    UC Davis
  • Contact Name
    Rachael Olliff
  • Contact Email
    rlolliff@ucdavis.edu
  • Contact Phone
    N / A
  • Other Contact Information
    N / A
  • 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
  • Other Participant Activities
    N / A
  • 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
  • Volunteer Qualifications
    N / A
  • Volunteer Training
    N / A
  • Cost to Participant
    N / A
  • 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. 

  • 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.