Organize A Citizens Group

Many philanthropic or community science organizations around the country have made it their mission to improve their local community through science and science advocacy. By joining or starting a local science community group, you can find a way to extend your impact beyond the bench.

Some locally based science organizations have helped to support underrepresented minorities to the sciences; others have helped advocate for the preservation of natural resources. Find more examples and resources to help you find or start your own local community science organization by looking for a local branch of your relevant science societies, reading examples from other scientists, or participating in programs like the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program.


Visit the Engagement Calendar to see upcoming opportunities where your citizens group can engage with the government.