The Eel River CZO is engaged in a number of education and outreach activities including algal identification workshops, UC Berkeley class field trips led by Eel River PIs, and citizen science data collection to help monitor the Eel River.
Read more about each of these below...
We are actively working with resource managers and watershed residents to generate knowledge and collaborative action that builds resource and ecosystem resilience, specifically in the Eel and Russian River coastal watersheds. Residents and watershed groups along the California North Coast are well-organized, observant, knowledgeable, deeply concerned with the future of coastal forests, rivers, and human communities (Friends of the Eel River, Eel River Recovery Program, Klamath Basin Monitoring Program, the Karuk tribe, and the Redwood Forest Foundation). We also plan to work with other groups and agencies (e.g., NOAA-Fisheries, Klamath Basin Monitoring Program) in the Eel, Russian, Napa, and Klamath River basins, many of whom we have collaborated previously. See our partners page for more details on who these groups are.
With our partners, we will help put on workshops and short courses to help educate the public on the importance and value of CZ science. This includes a recent Algal Foray on algae identification and participating in educational events like the Eel River Recovery Project's Water Day.
All our PIs are affiliated with UC Berkeley, which offers degrees in CZ fields and courses that visit the Eel River. Learn more about graduate school within each of our affiliated departments and see specific course listings here.
01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
05 Dec 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.
30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.
25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.
27 Jul 2017 - CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Summer 2017.
06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.
24 Mar 2017 - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...
29 Jul 2015 - Eel River CZO ecohydrologist Sally Thompson and ecologists Stephanie Carlson and Mary Power worked with The Nature Conservancy to explore the...
25 Aug 2014 - Angelo Reserve, Eel River CZO's primary field site, partially burned by Lodge Lighting Complex fire.
25 Jun 2017 - Eel River CZO researchers are featured in a new video at the Lawrence Hall of Science.
22 May 2017 - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.
10 Nov 2015 - San Francisco's KQED public television features the Eel River and the Southern Sierra CZOs in a production of QUEST, a science and technology...
17 Aug 2015 - Members of AGU and the Ecological Society of America came together in their first joint event to discuss opportunities for research collaboration.
28 Jul 2015 - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have passed a resolution comending the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) and the Eel River Critical Zone...