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Scientists: Get Involved

Working with Thriving Earth Exchange is a opportunity to leverage your science for good, learn new skills, develop new friends and colleagues, and expand your notion of what it means to be a scientist. There are many ways that you can get involved and give back to communities facing pressing needs related to climate change, natural hazards or natural resources management.


Volunteer as a scientific partner on a new project

Thriving Earth Exchange regularly posts volunteer positions on our website. Specific skills and expertise are outlined for each project page. Apply for a project via the online form, or just send the Thriving Earth Exchange team an email, and we will assess whether your interests and expertise match the needs of the community.

Join our Volunteer Scientist Network

Scientists interested in volunteering on future community science projects can join our volunteer scientist network. If we launch a project that fits your expertise and experience, a Thriving Earth Exchange staff member will contact you to see if you’re interested.

Apply for our Community Science Fellowship

Community Science Fellows are current and future leaders in the community science movement. They are committed volunteers who are eager to facilitate and lead collaborative, co-developed community science projects that produce on-the-ground impact in local communities. A Fellow can have any background, experience level, or location. Fellowship cohorts are launched quarterly.

Learn how to use and apply community science in your work

Whether you are new to community science or looking to improve certain aspects of your engagement with communities, Thriving Earth Exchange can provide helpful advice, including our open-source Thriving Earth Exchange process and milestones and recommended reading on community science.
A good place to start is our Statement on Integrity in Community Science.

Join Community Science Connect

Community Science Connect is an online forum for communities, scientists, and allies to share and discuss ideas and initiatives related to community science. Ask a question, post a response or make new connections to build your network.

Use Fall Meeting to advance the scholarship and practice of community science

Each year at AGU’s Fall Meeting, AGU members propose sessions about every aspect of Earth and space science, including community science. Why not organize a session, or contribute an abstract in 2018? You can highlight the impact of collaborations, offer a forum to explore thorny issues, or share successes and lessons learned. For help, contact Thriving Earth Exchange, and for ideas, check out sessions related to community science in previous years.

Publish in AGU publications like Earth’s Future

Earth’s Future is a transdisciplinary, open-access science journal that examines the state of the planet and its inhabitants, and the predictions of its future. It is a good place to share the broader outcomes and implications of your community science project. Start by reaching out to Thriving Earth Exchange, and we will help you connect with the editor to discuss your idea.