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Meet the May 2024 cohort of Community Science Fellows!

Thriving Earth Exchange is pleased to announce our May 2024 cohort of Community Science Fellows! They’ll be working with communities across the United States, Mexico and South America to launch impactful community science projects.  The partnership will connect communities with scientists and technical experts and support them as they work together to tackle local challenges […]

Meet Capacity Collaborative: Helping rural communities become agents of change

The Capacity Collaborative, a non-profit built around bolstering resilience in rural communities in the Southeastern United States, is one of four AGU Thriving Earth Exchange Community Science Hubs. Thanks to support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, each hub is receiving $50,000 a year for two years to launch and support community science projects. […]

Meet Nurture Nature Center: Empowering Underserved Communities Impacted by Flooding

The Nurture Nature Center, a non-profit that works to build community resiliency in the face of environmental risks, is one of four organizations recently named as an AGU Thriving Earth Exchange Community Science Hub. With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the hubs program is designed to build regional capacity for community science […]

Meet the February 2024 Cohort of Community Science Leads

Join us in welcoming our February 2024 Cohort of Community Science Leads! From Mexico to New York to North Carolina, Illinois, and California this cohort is going to do amazing things with community science. Ana Karen Novoa Coatepec, Veracruz Mexico  Ana Karen Novoa is an environmental lawyer with a master degree in environmental and ecological […]

Meet the February 2024 Cohort of Community Science Fellows!

Thriving Earth Exchange is pleased to announce our February 2024 cohort of Community Science Fellows! They’ll be working with communities across the United States and Mexico to launch impactful community science projects.  The partnership will connect communities with scientists and technical experts and support them as they work together to tackle local challenges related to […]

2023 Year in Review

2023 Thriving Earth Exchange Year in Review 2023 marked 10 years since Thriving Earth Exchange began with the bold premise that science should put communities first. Over the years, the program’s small but determined staff and leadership experimented with different models of putting this idea into practice, learning from both the successes and the failures, […]

A Farewell Message from Thriving Earth Founder Raj Pandya

Vice President of Community Science Raj Pandya started Thriving Earth Exchange in 2013.  _____ This month, I am leaving AGU and Thriving Earth Exchange. I wanted to use this last blog to say thank you, reflect on our accomplishments together, and talk about what is next. First, thank you. Thriving Earth Exchange is a team […]

The Science of SciComm: Building Trust in Multilingual Science Communication

By Marina Cox In the past decade, science communication has acknowledged the urgent need for diversity, equity and inclusion in its practices, methodology, audiences, and organizations. Language is a crucial tool to promote access and inclusion to STEMM, but it is often overlooked. Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the Inclusive SciComm Symposium […]

Meet the October 2023 Cohort of Community Science Fellows!

Thriving Earth Exchange is pleased to announce our October 2023 cohort of Community Science Fellows! They’ll be working with communities across the United States to launch impactful community science projects.  The partnership will connect communities with scientists and technical experts and support them as they work together to tackle local challenges related to natural hazards, […]

Meet the June 2023 Cohort of Community Leads!

Thriving Earth Exchange is pleased to announce the June 2023 cohort of Community Leads! They will work with Community Science Fellows to launch 16 community science projects in the United States and Mexico. Stay tuned for more information about the impactful projects to come and the communities who lead and inspire them!   Black Appalachian […]

Community Science at ECSITE: People, Imagination, and Dialogue

Blog post and photos by Liz Crocker Figure 1 View from the rooftop of the Mediterranean Conference Center. Finding ways to ensure communities have access to the benefits of science and can mobilize science to solve their local priorities is currently a global topic of conversation amongst scientists, institutions, educators, museums, and communities. Last month, […]

2022 Thriving Earth Exchange Year in Review

2022 was a year in which community science stepped beyond its origins as a somewhat radical “new approach” and emerged as an ever more central and respected part of the mainstream discourse about how to address the challenges of our time. With climate change, pollution and environmental degradation, and issues of disenfranchisement and marginalization increasingly […]

Meet the October 2022 Cohort of Community Leads!

Thriving Earth Exchange is pleased to announce the October 2022 cohort of Community Leads! They will work with Community Science Fellows to launch 10 community science projects across the United States and in Jamaica! Stay tuned for more information about the impactful projects to come and the communities who lead and inspire them! Bucksport, South […]

Equity in Co-Production: The “Fishbowl” Conversation

Author: Natasha Udu-gama   On 12 May 2022, Thriving Earth Exchange hosted a public conversation on “What does equitable co-production look like in practice? A discussion.” I served as an advisory board member for the NSF EAGER grant on Equity in Co-production  last year and the organizers asked if Thriving Earth would be willing to […]

New Partners Advancing the Practice of Community Science

by Kelly McCarthy, Project Manager, Thriving Earth Exchange Thriving Earth Exchange welcomes new partners and collaborators around the globe to advance and improve the practice of community science   Early this year, Program Director Raj Pandya wrote that the next chapter for Thriving Earth Exchange and community science is “bigger than us.” He explained that […]

Doing Good with Science

The Thriving Earth Exchange is dedicated to “Doing good with science”. We are working to develop new and innovative avenues for communities (a community is any group that might be able to use science to help advance their other priorities) and Earth and space scientists to combine their knowledge to accomplish great things. And we […]

Thriving Earth Exchange LIVE! Survey

Did you get a chance to join us for our Thriving Earth Exchange LIVE! event at the American Geophysical Union? We’d love your feedback on the event and your thoughts about the Thriving Earth Exchange. Fill out a quick survey to let us know what you thought of the event. And if you’d like to […]

The Exchange @ Fall Meeting 2013

Raj and Julia, our dedicated Exchange team members, and some of our amazing Advisory Board members will be in San Francisco for the American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting, 9-13 December 2013. We’ll be mingling, meeting up with attendees, going to mixers and poster sessions, and hosting a few of our own events. Say hi and ask […]

Thriving Earth Exchange In the News

Stay up to date on Thriving Earth Exchange updates! Let us tell you what we’ve been up to recently. Eos article We are officially published in AGU’s weekly newspaper Eos. Read our article “AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange: Five Reasons to Join In” to find an explanation of the Thriving Earth Exchange process and why we think it will […]