This TEX Project Launch Workshop will focus on developing projects in Eastern Ohio or Western Pennsylvania that advance shared priorities related to unconventional oil and gas exploration. As an example, community leaders, scientists and industry leaders may decide to design and implement a citizen-based monitoring program around extraction sites. This workshop will build on the previous days’ GeoPolicy Connect (GPC) events. GeoPolicy Connect is a solutions-focused initiative to foster relationships between stakeholders, help communities, and advance policy for science and society. GeoPolicy Connect 2017 will bring together scientists, policymakers, and community leaders from the GPC event for local impact.