September 16 - 17, 2014
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with many other geoscience societies, invites geoscientists to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD) on September 16-17, 2014. Decision makers need to hear from geoscientists. Join us and many of your colleagues for this two-day event uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington D.C. to raise visibility and support for the geosciences!
A constructive visit from citizen geoscientists about the importance and value of geoscience, and geoscience-related engineering, research and education is the most effective way to inform and impact federal science policy.
For more information or to register for GEO-CVD please contact Abigail Seadler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What To Expect
Participants will spend the afternoon of Tuesday, September 16 at a workshop honing their communication skills. Participants will learn how Congress works, how to conduct congressional visits, and about relevant legislation, federal agencies, and programs. At the end of the workshop, participants are given time to craft and practice their message one-on-one with geoscience policy staff.
The second day, Wednesday, September 17, will consist of visits with members of Congress or their congressional staff on Capitol Hill.
Click here to learn more about last year's Geoscience Congressional Visits Days.
Communicating with Congress
- AGI Tips for Scientists: How to Communicate with Congress
- AGI Helpful Hints for Meeting with Members of Congress
- AGU How to Conduct a Successful District Visit
- NGWA Tools for Contacting Congress
- SSSA Advocacy Toolkit
- UCAR Community Resources
Member Policy Websites