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Northern CA PPSR Projects 1

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!

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SEA Explorers

Organization Name
Sailing Education Adventures
Organization Website
Romberg Tiburon Center
Contact Name
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(415) 775-8779
Other Contact Information
Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

Gain knowledge about plankton's role in the oceans

Participant Activities

Youth participate in four days of full immersion sailing and a full day of samples collection and microscope observations.
Activities include sailing, collection and examination of samples, journaling about local conditions, and discussion of marine science and other science material. 

Data Entry
  • Collection Kits
  • Unknown
Other Participant Activities
System Studied
  • Marine
Geographic Scope
San Francisco Bay
Location - Map
3001 Bridgeway Blvd. #199 Sausalito CA 94965
Time Commitment
  • Specific dates (see Other Information below)
Volunteer Qualifications
Volunteer Training

Youth participants learn to sail and learn science and procedures relevant to dta collection

Cost to Participant

Unknown - sailing camps at SEA of similar length run from $295-$360

How will the findings be used?
Other Information
last update:

If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email

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