CW3E Participates in Thriving Earth Exchange Project

December 19, 2019

CW3E Field Researcher, Carly Ellis, was invited to speak to AGU Thriving Earth Exchange’s new Fellows on December 7 during their two-day fellowship workshop in San Francisco. Thriving Earth Exchange is a program that connects community leaders to scientists who can work together to solve local challenges related to natural resources, climate change, and natural hazards. Carly has been working with Thriving Earth Exchange on a community-based project in San Diego for about ten months. She is one of two Science Liaisons for the Chollas Creek project, in which 4th and 5th grade students are assessing long-term trash deposition in Chollas Creek. The kids plan to present their findings to the public, as well as local council members on Earth Day 2020. For more information on the Chollas Creek project, please go to

Carly helps students from a local elementary school collect data along a 100 ft section of Chollas Creek