Community Science Fellows
ASTC’s Community Science Initiative supports our members in leveraging community science approaches so that they can join their communities in responding to societal trends.
Dialogue & Deliberation Fellowship
Fellows worked collaboratively with community partners to implement a community discussion event to address a local issue at the intersection of science, technology, society, and policy.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
This project brought together refugees in Concord, New Hampshire, to discuss access to traditional foods and nutritional knowledge after moving to America.
International Museum of Art & Science
This project convened the fishing community around South San Padre Island, Texas, to discuss sustainable practices for the protection of sea turtles.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
This project brought together residents of park-poor and underserved communities in Los Angeles to identify priorities for promoting equitable access to green space.
Science Museum of Minnesota
Community members deliberated on potential uses for a county-owned plot of land that was previously used as a juvenile detention center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
California Academy of Sciences
This ongoing effort is holding listening sessions with local tribal organizations to prepare for future collaboration on climate change and biodiversity issues in San Francisco, California.
Thriving Earth Exchange Fellowship
Museum of Life and Science
This project used a steering committee and community listening to guide a collaboration on community-driven creek monitoring and advocacy around flooding issues in Durham, North Carolina.
Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum
This project collected and analyzed new data on flooding in the greater Louisville, Kentucky region to inform an updated regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Public Interest Technology Community Innovation Fellowship
Fellows collaborated with local civic, government, and university partners to engage the public on public interest technology issues that matter to their local communities.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
The “Environmental Justice Community Forum” identified opportunities for cultural institutions to support environmental justice work and data sharing in Ann Arbor, Michigan.