Citizen Science ProjectSurvey Our Shores

Get Involved

Community scientists are people who are interested in participating in the scientific process and aiding a laboratory. We are looking for passionate community members to conduct surveys of sites throughout central San Francisco Bay. Community scientists are critical to the success of this project! Without committed volunteers, it would be very hard (or impossible) to gather the data we need to understand what’s happening along our rocky shorelines. Your participation is vital to creating and maintaining healthy living shoreline ecosystems!

The summer is a great time to get outside and conduct intertidal surveys – there are many low tide periods during daylight hours and lots of good weather. We are working within the Smithsonian guidelines to the reduce risk of COVID-19.

To sign up or to receive more information, contact Alison Cawood, SERC Citizen Science Coordinator, at or (443) 482-2271.

Support for this project is provided by: [Honda Marine Science Foundation]