Resource Library

A curated collection of high-quality resources about all aspects of community science. The resources come from
(people doing community science) or (people like you) and have been reviewed by editors.

AnecdataA free online citizen science platform developed by the Community Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anecdata is used by hundreds of individuals and organizations to gather and access citizen science observations and provides a platform to easily collect, manage, and share their citizen science data.Applications, Tools and Softwareapps
Bridging Indigenous and Western Research ParadigmsSummary of online discussion with links to Community-Based Research Canada. June 25, 2021Handbooks, Guidelines and Best Practiceshandbooks
Cambridge Urban Heat DashboardA partnership between NASA DEVELOP, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department, and American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange.Participatory Modelsmodels
Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community EngagementA range of training options and accessible resources to support scientific community professionals and organizations working with, or funding, scientific communities.Training Resourcestraining
Community Engagement: Guidelines for ExcellenceA handbook for environmental educators working in communities, written by the North American Association of Environmental Educators.Handbooks, Guidelines and Best Practiceshandbooks
Earth Science Applications GuidebookA web-based, multimedia product that synthesizes best practices and lessons learned on the use of Earth science information for decision-making.Handbooks, Guidelines and Best Practiceshandbooks
Equitable Exchange: A Framework For Diversity And Inclusion In The GeosciencesThis study expands on prior work to outline an ethical framework to guide research co-created with local communities.
Exploring The Roots: The Evolution Of Civic And Community ScienceA blog by Shannon Dosemagen.Histories and Depictionshistories-and-depictions
How Does A Community CREATE Resilience?A multi-disciplinary collaboration led by Nurture Nature Center to engage youth and community to increase knowledge of weather and climate science, the risks from local hazards, and strategies for hazard mitigation, while storytelling and co-creating a vision for community resilience.CSE Art/Science Interfaceart-science
ICBO Working Agreements by the NOISE ProjectIndependent Community-Based Organization Working Agreements based on the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing. An expression of the NOISE project’s fundamental commitment to working in a collaborative, fully inclusive, just, open, and respectful way.Templatestemplates
Indicators of the Planet EarthA user-friendly portal that is bundled with 18 Earth observations in which the visualizations are categorized in the form of Earth Indicators, Natural Hazards, Environmental Threats, Ecosystem Health and Monitoring Climate, and is intended for users who want to search, view, explore, analyze, and share the tools and resources from one common platform instead of training themselves from various other websites.Participatory Models, Templatesmodels templates
Meaningful CollaborationsA workbook for community leaders, educators, and advocates working with science institutions.Handbooks, Guidelines and Best Practiceshandbooks
Open AQOpenAQ is a nonprofit organization providing universal access to air quality data to empower a global community of changemakers to solve air inequality—the unequal access to clean air.Applications, Tools and Softwareapps
Participatory System Dynamics Modeling to Address HIV infectionA system dynamics (SD) model of the HIV Care Continuum designed to simulate HIV “treatment as prevention” to help eliminate the epidemic.Participatory Modelsmodels
Partnerships for ImpactA workbook for informal science educators and outreach specialists working with diverse communities.Handbooks, Guidelines and Best Practiceshandbooks
Philadelphia’s Air Quality Report 2019A report focusing on the air quality of the City of Philadelphia, as presented by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Air Management Services, the local air pollution control agency for the City of Philadelphia.Case Studieslocal-studies
Reflections from a relationship building community-university summitA paper by students and staff from the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Minnesota describing their efforts to increase department engagement with the community, specifically those traditionally marginalized in the geosciences.Case Studieslocal-studies
RHYTHMS Of The LAND: Indigenous Knowledge, Science, And Thriving Together In A Changing ClimateAn inclusive and innovative International Conference bringing together communities, scholars, and policymakers presenting research findings from Indigenous and rural societies in the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and Oneida Lake Watershed in the United States of America.Case Studieslocal-studies
RHYTHMS Of The LAND: KyrgyzstanIndigenous Knowledge, Science, And Thriving Together In A Changing Climate: A collaborative research project with the Sary Mogul, Alai Valley community (Kyrgyzstan).Case Studieslocal-studies
RHYTHMS Of The LAND: Oneida Lake Watershed USAIndigenous Knowledge, Science, And Thriving Together In A Changing Climate: A collaborative research project with the Oneida Lake Watershed community (USA).Case Studieslocal-studies
RHYTHMS Of The LAND: Standing Rock Sioux Nation (USA)Indigenous Knowledge, Science, And Thriving Together In A Changing Climate: A collaborative research project with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation (USA).Case Studieslocal-studies
RHYTHMS Of The LAND: TajikistanIndigenous Knowledge, Science, And Thriving Together In A Changing Climate: A collaborative research project with the Roshorv & Savnob, Bartang Valley community (Tajikistan).Case Studieslocal-studies
TEX Community Science Fellow TrainingTraining for Community Science Fellows.Training Resourcestraining
The Climate ExplorerInteractive graphs and maps showing past and projected climate conditions for counties and county-equivalents across the United States. Built to support the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, the tool helps people explore projected future climate conditions that may put people, property, and other assets at risk.Applications, Tools and Softwareapps
Thriving Earth Program AssessmentAn evaluation of the Thriving Earth Exchange program conducted in 2019.Training Resourcestraining
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkita U.S. government-owned website designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience. The Toolkit offers information from all across the U.S. federal government in one easy-to-use location.Interactive Websiteswebsites
USA Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science ToolkitAn online toolkit of five basic process steps for planning, designing, and carrying out a crowdsourcing or citizen science project. It also contains case studies, models, and other resources, including success stories and challenges that others have faced in projects.Handbooks, Guidelines and Best Practiceshandbooks
Water Utility Climate Alliance Adaptation in the Water Sector Case StudiesA suite of engineering case studies that showcase how the water sector is applying climate adaptation in practice, by using climate change information in engineering design and project delivery processes.Case Studieslocal-studies
What We’ve Learned About Approaches to Community Engaged ResearchRobert Wood Johnson Foundation summary of what investigators have learned through their community engaged research for action program.Handbooks, Guidelines and Best Practiceshandbooks