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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!

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Arvin Bucket Brigade

  • Organization Name
    Global Community Monitor
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    N / A
  • Contact Name
    Denny Larson, Global Community Monitor
  • Contact Email
    N / A
  • Contact Phone
  • Other Contact Information

    Committee For A Better Arvin, Sal Partida 661-854-7000
    Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, Gustavo Aguirre 661-667-0136

  • Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

    Through air monitoring, to improve air quality through policy changes in favor of environmental health and justice

  • Participant Activities

    Take air and gas samples at sites around Arvin, CA

  • Data Entry
    • Collection Kits
    • Data Sheets
  • Other Participant Activities

    Community organizing and advocacy activities, including Toxic Tours

  • System Studied
    • Air Quality
  • Geographic Scope
  • Region
  • Location
    Sites with poor air quality around Arvin, CA
  • Location - Map
    1241 Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin, CA 93203-2825
  • Time Commitment
    • Unknown
  • Volunteer Qualifications
    N / A
  • Volunteer Training

    Official Bucket Brigade training, provided by Global Community Monitor

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

    Partner Organizations: Committee for A Better Arvin, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment and Dolores Huerta Foundation

    Community monitoring tools: Air sampling buckets, pollution logs and particle monitor

    Positive results: Organizations, community and local organizing groups have come together and have designed an air monitoring program and have begun documenting air pollution and raising awareness in the media.

  • Photo
  • 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.