Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Scientific research can feel impenetrable and exclusive to many people. These six community science projects at UC Davis are changing that.

Becoming a citizen scientist in your own backyard

Rachel Davis, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden GATEways horticulturist, and Lauren Glevanik, UC Davis student and Learning by Leading intern share information about how we can all be naturalists and citizen scientists in our own yards or local areas with the help of the iNaturalist app. 

Demonstration garden at Incline Village seeks new leadership

Alison Toy, Program Manager for UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Science, has taken on a huge responsibility of keeping the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden alive. The garden is going through a transformation, it is being rebranded as the North Lake Tahoe Educational Garden. She gathered members from UC Davis, SNC and IVGID to formulate a plan for the future of the garden.