District Visits Days

August 1-31, 2014

Promote the importance of geoscience to society

Meet with your congressional representatives when they are at home in their districts this August during Geoscience Congressional District Visits Days (GEO-DVD). Let them know why geoscience is important on a local, national, and global scale! 

Serve as a resource to Congress, show the relevance of geoscience to your district, and convey the science behind key societal issues to lawmakers. From unlocking the energy mix and understanding natural hazards to ensuring clean water supplies and recognizing climate patterns, GEO-DVD will highlight the importance of geoscience research and geoscience-based industries to critical policy issues and the economy.  

Arrange a meeting yourself, or let the geoscience societies help you schedule meetings with your congressional representatives. We will also provide you with the training and materials you need to help you effectively discuss the importance of geoscience research with Senators and Representatives.

For more information or to register for District Visits Days please email the AGI Geoscience Policy Program (govt@agiweb.org). 
 

Geoscience Congressional District Visits Days are supported by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), the Geological Society of America (GSA), the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), the Seismological Society of America (SSA), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). 

Look up your senators and represenative

Not sure whom to visit? Find your senators here and your represenative here

Resources and Materials

Helpful Webinars:

Register to participate in the American Geophysical Union's "How to Participate in a Successful District Visit" webinar on July 17, 2014.

Communicating with Congress 

Other Geoscience Policy Websites