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Getting Involved World-Wide With Thriving Earth Exchange

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Challenges like climate change, pollution and natural hazards know no borders. Thriving Earth Exchange has long facilitated community science beyond the U.S., and our international activities are accelerating even more thanks to new opportunities and partnerships. 

Here are six ways for communities, scientists & organizations to engage:

  1. Join our WhatsApp group: Our Global Community Science Group connects those considering or currently adapting our community science approach in places around the world. Join the conversation on WhatsApp to share your work, find funding opportunities, and so much more!
  2. Catch us at an event: Thriving Earth staff and partners are active at conferences around the globe. Attending our sessions at live and virtual events is a great way to learn more about our approach. Recent examples include sessions featuring Thriving Earth Community and International Relations Manager Natasha Udu-gama at the 2022 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress in South Africa and the 2021 International City and County Managers Association Summit. Subscribe to our newsletter for event announcements.
  3. Co-develop a workshop: Co-developing a workshop with Thriving Earth Exchange lets you build community science capacity in a way that’s tailored to your specific context and priorities. For example, upon the request of the Mexican Geophysical Union, Thriving Earth Exchange presented our community science approach to a group of Mexico-based NGOs. In collaboration with the National Academies and USAID’s Partnerships in Enhanced Educational Research (PEER) program, we hosted two webinars for Cambodian researchers on integrating community science principles into their work. Contact us to discuss your ideas.
  4. Take our training course: We offer multi-day interactive training courses on community science principles and practices. These courses, which can be live or virtual, empower your organization to adapt community science approaches and can also be tailored to particular contexts. We were honored to conduct recent trainings for Advocates for Community Alternatives in Ghana, Hano Wene in Indonesia, and the South Trelawny Environmental Agency in Jamaica. Get in touch or enroll for free to learn more.
  5. Join a project: Make an impact in a community close to home or across the globe by joining a community science project as a community leader, scientific partner, or project coordinator. Being part of a project gives you first-hand experience with community science while advancing meaningful community solutions. Explore our projects.
  6. Partner with us: We collaborate with partners around the world to build community science capacity and facilitate projects. For example, we are proud to partner with Future Earth Australia and the Association of Young Geologists and Environmentalists of Senegal, organizations that are currently leading their own community science projects in Australia and Senegal, respectively. Learn more about collaborating with Thriving Earth Exchange.
Liz Crocker editor

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