Good science changes the world.
Interested in community science? The “Science to Action” series at Fall Meeting will help you work with other scientists, educators, and communities to confront concerns posed by extreme events, climate and land cover change, and natural hazards. In addition to the events listed below, a series of sessions will highlight the impact of collaborations between scientists and communities, share successes and lessons learned, and inspire you to continue growing community science engagement in the Earth and space science community. Contact Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) for more information.
RSVP here to let us know if you’re planning to attend. Walk-ins are welcome for all events.
Science to Action Workshop: Practical Tips and Real-World Strategies for Engaging With Communities
Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Third Floor, Fulton, Hilton Riverside
Community science has the power to transform your science into an impactful force for good! Join Thriving Earth Exchange staff for this workshop to learn and practice the skills needed to build effective relationships with communities to address critical local needs in climate change, natural hazards, and natural resources. Early-career scientists and graduate students are encouraged to attend.
Celebrating Science to Action: Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) Networking Reception
Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
Riverside Complex, Quarterdeck Ballroom, Hilton Riverside
This annual reception provides a networking opportunity for those interested in community science engagement, outreach, and partnership. TEX connects Earth and space scientists to communities around the world working toward solutions related to climate change, natural hazards, and natural resources.
Science to Action in Louisiana: Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) Project Launch Workshop
Wednesday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Second Floor, Churchill C1, Hilton Riverside
This workshop will help scientists and community leaders develop collaborative, locally impactful projects together. TEX connects Earth and space scientists to communities around the world working toward solutions related to climate change, natural hazards, and natural resources. Lunch will be provided.
When is a Roof more than a Roof? A Workshop on the Integrated Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Thursday, 1:40 A.M. to 3:40 P.M.
Room 224, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Cities, regions, and communities all over the world are investing in new infrastructure – by some estimates, half the infrastructure on the planet in 2050 has yet to be built. Increasingly, we are asking for more from their infrastructure; we want to drive economic growth, enhance local quality of life, and contribute to regional sustainability and resilience. Designing infrastructure to do this is a challenge because it requires thinking of a building as part of a larger system. This workshop will contribute to the understanding and estimating the benefits, on scales from building to regional, of green design. To make the conversation concrete and actionable, we will anchor our discussion around a new “green” roof for the New Orleans Convention Center.