Start a Thriving Earth Exchange Project

Thriving Earth Exchange is currently seeking U.S. communities interested in joining two new cohorts of communities! We will be considering applications for the September cohort on a rolling basis until 16 August 2019 and on a rolling basis until 15 November 2019 for the December cohort. If your community is interested in working with a scientist by September or December 2019, apply now so we can guide you through what that looks like.

Thriving Earth Exchange projects start with community priorities. Communities of any size from around the world are encouraged to submit a local priority, issue and/or project idea related to natural hazards, natural resources, or climate change. Projects are supported by specially trained staff and volunteers, and typically conclude within 6-18 months.

Any community can start a Thriving Earth Exchange project. All we ask is that you commit the time and energy needed to work hand-in-hand with a volunteer scientist. (Read more about what it means to be a Thriving Earth Exchange community leader.)

Please use the form below to provide us with baseline information about your community. Once we hear from you, a Thriving Earth Exchange staff member will reply within one week to discuss how we can get started.


Start a Thriving Earth Exchange Community Science Project

  • We will define the project further during the scoping stage. Thriving Earth Exchange projects seek to advance local priorities related to climate change, natural hazards and natural resources.
  • Examples may include interest or engagement by the public, municipal agencies, partners, community interest groups, etc.
  • Are you working towards a grant? Are there political or public safety issues in play? Is there a near-term mandate approaching? etc.
    We are currently considering communities interested in starting in either a Sept. 2019 or Dec. 2019 cohort of communities. Please indicate which start date would be preferable. If you mark 'other', do indicate a preferred start date.