CEDaR’s community science and resilience project examines key indicators of ‘backyard’ resilience in neighborhoods across the Denver Metropolitan area, using community-based measurement strategies. The project is funded through University and other sources. It relies on neighborhood participation in indicator design, data collection/analysis and use of results in education and advocacy. The project has four objectives: collect baseline data in selected neighborhoods on indicators of resilience including heat, stormwater and landscape management, urban connectivity and other urban ecology variables; evaluate effect of selected projects - both neighborhood-generated and municipal capital investments - on key indicators (e.g., effect of tree planting on shade cover); assess other variation and change over time through comparative and longitudinal evaluation; and apply measurement outcomes in community discussion and education efforts. This project emphasizes community science pedagogy by involving student-interns intensely in development of indicators, volunteer team leadership, collection of data and application in community development efforts.