CCS Engage

Engage with us


There are many ways to get involved with our group, including our newsletter, regular meetings and events, and student opportunities. Explore below and reach out with any questions.


UC Davis School of Education
1460 Drew Ave
Davis, CA 95616

General Inquiries

Ryan Meyer


Sign up to receive occasional updates about our work and opportunities to engage. We also maintain a less formal email list for UC Davis campus colleagues who want to stay in touch. Read our past newsletters here.

Events and Lab Group

Collabinar Series

We developed the CCS Collabinar as a way to collaborate with others on exciting challenges and opportunities in community and citizen science. This occasional, informal series provides a space for people to both present their work and engage with others. Our guests will give brief presentations, but the focus is on working through challenges, design opportunities, mutual learning, and exploring potential collaboration. See our upcoming events here.

Lab Group

The Center’s Lab Group meets weekly to discuss a wide range of topics, including community and citizen science, environmental and science education, conservation, and environmental justice. Sessions may involve a formal presentation, or collaborative discussion. This is a great venue to gain constructive feedback or advice on your work! For more information on the Lab Group, please contact us.  

Student Opportunities

There are many ways that current and prospective students can engage with us at the Center for Community and Citizen Science. In general research centers on campus can provide a valuable opportunity for students to:

  • Gain experience, build your resumé, and references for future jobs;
  • Advance your academic work;
  • Expand your network of colleagues on campus and beyond; and
  • Better understand the inner workings of the University, and the many roles that people play in this sprawling institution.
  • Find a community of fun people.

The graduate and undergraduate students who work with us are a crucial part of our community, bringing valuable energy, perspectives, and experience to our inherently interdisciplinary group. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to read more and get plugged in. 


If you are interested in community and citizen science and would like to work with our Center, please see current opportunities listed below.


Job Opening: Student Assistant

Student Assistant 


The UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science (CCCS) is hiring three student interns for the UC Davis Summer Session. Each position (described below) has the potential to extend through the 2022-2023 academic year.


Job Opening: Our Forests Postdoc

UPDATE: As of May 26th this position remains open and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

Postdoctoral Scholar: Youth Community Action and Science in Our Forests

Position Overview

The Center for Community and Citizen Science (CCCS) seeks an accomplished science education researcher to join a collaborative team working on a large-scale National Science Foundation DRK12-funded research and development project.


Graduate Research Assistant: Role of Community and Citizen Science in Marine Protected Areas


The Center for Community and Citizen Science seeks a graduate student researcher (GSR) to help kickstart a new grant-funded project focused on the role that community and citizen science (CCS) has played in the management of marine protected areas (MPAs) in California. 

NOTE: At this time we do not have final confirmation of funding, but hope to within the coming days. So at this time we are looking for expressions of interest.


Position Announcement

Postdoctoral Scholar

Position has been filled

MPA Watch logoThe Center for Community and Citizen Science (CCCS) and the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior (CEPB) seek an accomplished quantitative social scientist to lead a project focused on human use of coastal and ocean resources. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct analyses of data generated by MPA Watch, an innovative citizen science project in which volunteers collect data about onshore and offshore human activities along the California Coast (learn more at The position requires high-level statistical methods in R, including spatial models and the capacity to estimate models that include missing data and data that is only partially observed across geography. The role also involves working with state agencies and non-profit partners involved in the adaptive management of California’s network of marine protected areas. 


Student Opportunities for 2019-2020

For undergraduates looking to gain experience in science and environmental education, and community and citizen science, we’re happy to offer a few ways to engage. Contact Ryan Meyer to learn more, and join our team! 

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