The American Meteorological Society (AMS) partners with AGU Thriving Earth Exchange to offer an important service opportunity to their membership. Scientists and community leaders partner together on science-based projects to address local community needs, Most of these projects has significant weather and climate related issues, and help promote community-driven science. We strongly encourage AMS members and/or Chapters to engage with their communities regarding a possible project. Our definition of community is wide, including municipal governments, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, indigenous groups, grassroots collectives, etc.
You can learn more about the program, projects, and hear about current Thriving Earth experiences in this short 3-minute video or read the details below.
AMS members and interested parties can volunteer for one of three roles:
Community Science Fellow: Oversees the project with the community leader.
Community Leader: Leads the project on behalf of the community.
Community Scientist: Provides scientific assistance on a project.
It’s an unique way to use your scientific skills to help a community on real world issues and improve your leadership and management skills.
You can hear about project experiences in the video above, and learn more about the over 160 projects here.
Click the link to find out more about the role and how to apply: