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Events and Lab Group
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
Ballard Lab Group
The Ballard Lab Group meets weekly to discuss citizen science,
science education, and research surrounding these topics. Each
week the discussion is centered around a new presenter who is
sharing their work and looking for constructive feedback or
advice. For more information on the Ballard Lab Group, please
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 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.
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
The 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 mpawatch.org). 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.
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!