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Your Call: Become a citizen scientist in your neighborhood

California Academy of Sciences
Citizen scientists at Tilden Park


Rebecca Johnson and Alison Young, the creators and leaders of the citizen science program at the California Academy of Sciences, join us to discuss how ordinary people are helping build knowledge of the Bay Area’s biodiversity and how it is being impacted by climate change.

Recipients of the 2017 Bay Nature Local Hero award for environmental education, the marine biologists engage volunteers in discovering, observing, and documenting biodiversity throughout the region. From monitoring intertidal zones to identifying species, how are citizen scientists building community and protecting the environment?


Rebecca F. Johnson, Ph.D., citizen science with California Academy of Sciences

Alison Young, citizen science engagement coordinator with California Academy of Sciences

Web Resources:

Bay Nature: Local Hero Awards Dinner 2017

California Academy of Sciences: Citizen Science

Citizen Science for CA Naturalists


Galaxy Zoo

Floating Forests

Golden Gate Raptor Observatory


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.