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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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

SCENIQ - Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry

  • Organization Name
    Pepperwood Preserve
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    N / A
  • Contact Name
    N / A
  • Contact Email
    N / A
  • Contact Phone
    N / A
  • Other Contact Information

    Contact School Program Manager to find out more about the program and availability: http://app.pepperwoodpreserve.org/pls/apex/f?p=514:12:1018435250547701::::P12_CONTACT_WHY:BRINGCLASS

  • Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

    Facilitate an inquiry based curricula are grade specific and focused on observation and hiking skills and reinforcing state science educational standards

  • Participant Activities

    Students become field researchers as they ask their own questions about the natural environment and explore to find the answers. The program includes a fall and spring visit to Pepperwood, a visit to the classroom by a Pepperwood educator, and teacher support materials.

  • Data Entry
    • Unknown
  • Other Participant Activities

    Students’ field experiences are augmented with hands-on activities and science explorations in our classroom complex at the Dwight Center for Conservation Science. 

  • System Studied
    • Other (see Notes)
  • Geographic Scope
    Local
  • Region
    Sonoma
  • Location
    Pepperwood Preserve
  • Location - Map
    1950 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Time Commitment
    • Other (see Other Information below)
  • Volunteer Qualifications

    This program is available to first through sixth grade classes in Sonoma and Napa county schools. 

  • Volunteer Training

    The program's inquiry based curricula are grade specific and focused on observation and hiking skills and reinforcing state science educational standards. 

  • Cost to Participant
    N / A
  • How will the findings be used?
    N / A
  • Other Information

    Transportation scholarships are available for Title 1 schools.

  • Photo
    N / A
  • last update:
    9/26/12

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.