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

Specific project-based opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students will be posted below, as they become available, and we welcome inquiries from interested students! We also encourage students to join Lab Group meetings (see Lab Group tab)


We often have paid and for-credit positions available. If you are interested in earning course credit as an intern with our City Nature Challenge team, please contact us.

Graduate students

In addition to hiring GSRs, we sometimes work with students who want to incorporate community and citizen science into their graduate research. Contact us to find out more. 


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


New Opening: Communications Assistant

For Fall, 2020, the Center for Community and Citizen Science is looking for an undergraduate student to join our team. Ideal candidates possess strong communications and content creation skills, which can be applied across multiple projects, many of which are pivoting to online programming in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. A particular need is audio and video editing skills.


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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