Center for Community and Citizen Science

Building Community through Friendly Competition

April 26, 2021
The City Nature Challenge, a global event encouraging people to explore and record the natural world around them, returns to the Sacramento region from April 30 through May 3.

Interdependence Builds Trust

January 20, 2021
Professor Heidi Ballard knows how powerful it can be when scientists partner with the public to do research on environmental issues that affect their communities.

Dixon science teacher offers virtual lessons as classrooms are closed

March 20, 2020
As the global coronavirus outbreak has forced schools to close, many teachers have had to adapt to virtual learning. Peggy Harte, a science teacher at Gretchen Higgins Elementary School in Dixon, wanted to make sure students were continuing to learn important science lessons while also getting outside.

Rattlesnake Creek dam removal, restoration will be national model

October 15, 2019
With support from the Open Rivers Fund, the UC Davis Dams and Watershed Health team (Heidi Ballard, Ryan Meyer, and Chris Jadallah) traveled to Missoula, Montana in July 2019 to observe and participate in the environmental monitoring associated with the removal of Rattlesnake Creek Dam.