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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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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 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
UC Davis
Contact Name
Rachael Olliff
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Other Contact Information
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
System Studied
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Invertebrates
  • Wetlands - Freshwater Streams and Marshes
Geographic Scope
Putah Creek
Location - Map
old davis road and levee rd, davis ca
Time Commitment
  • Once a year
Volunteer Qualifications
Volunteer Training
Cost to Participant
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. 

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