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International Opportunities

Curious about how to do community science in your country? 

In 2021, Thriving Earth Exchange helped community science flourish around the globe. We trained staff at Hano Wene (Indonesia) and South Trelawney Environmental Agency (Jamaica) in our community science approaches. We continued to support community science initiatives such as Future Earth Australia initiative in Tallangatta (Melbourne, Victoria) and helped The Association of Young Geologists and Environmentalists of Senegal (AJGES) start planning/exploring a project on desalinization of agriculture in the Fatick region. And in collaboration with the National Academies of Science and USAID’s Partnerships in Enhanced Educational Research (PEER) program, we developed and hosted two webinars for Cambodian researchers on integrating community science principles into their work with communities, which informed the final grant application process.

We are doing even more in 2022. We anticipate new community science projects in Jamaica, Singapore, and other countries. We also expect to be able to start some projects that were on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And we are looking forward to other international opportunities via existing Thriving Earth Exchange partnerships, including EPIC-n, the Future Earth network, National Park Service and the Government Finance Officers Association as well as a with a former Thriving Earth Community Science Fellow now based at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

We would love to work with you, too! Outside of the United States, Thriving Earth Exchange:

  1. Supports organizations outside of the United States interested in adapting Thriving Earth’s approach to community science for their region/country so as to contribute to their organization’s capacity to support impactful community science projects locally.
  2. Builds, hosts, and develops capacity for organizations outside of the United States to participate in a community science consortium.

Benefits of working with Thriving Earth Exchange  

  • Training and mentoring on Thriving Earth’s approach to community science 
  • Help directly supporting a limited number of projects  
  • Infrastructure to track projects 
  • Publicity for the projects 
  • Support on proposals  
  • …and more! 

Some examples of projects Thriving Earth has done outside of the United States include:








In our experience, it has helped that organizations thinking of partnering with us have the following in place: 

  • Learning and adaptation: Your organization leadership is interested in learning and adapting the practice of community science.
  • Project management: Your organization has the capacity and resources to hire/designate a person/persons to be project managers to adapt community science.
  • Project manager dedication: Your project managers have the interest, time and capacity to learn, adapt and manage community science project (at least 1-2) in the first year.
  • Lessons learned and best practices: Your organization is willing to document and share lessons learned and best practices from adapting community science to implementing community science projects and everything in between. 

 Active collaborators outside the U.S. 










AGU scientists are located in 144 countries including the United States. Thriving Earth Exchange has been leveraging these scientists to work with communities, predominantly in the U.S., for the last 7 years. During that timeThriving Earth Exchange facilitated 10 international community science projects managed by Thriving Earth staff based in Washington, DC. 

If adapting Thriving Earth Exchange’s community science approach is of interest to your organization, do contact Natasha Udu-gama, Manager, Community and International Relations, +1.202.777.7304 for more details.