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.
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
Resources and Materials
Communicating with Congress
- AGI Tips for Scientists: How to Communicate with Congress
- AGI Helpful Hints for Meeting with Members of Congress
- AGI How to Advocate for Earth Science!
- AGU How to Conduct a Successful District Visit
- NGWA Tools for Contacting Congress
- SSSA Advocacy Toolkit
- UCAR Community Resources
Member Policy Websites
- AAPG GEO-DC
- AGI Geoscience Policy Program
- AGU Science Policy
- AIPG Policy Position Statements
- GSA Geology & Public Policy and News from the Hill RSS Feed
- NGWA Government Affairs
- SSA Government Relations
- SSSA Science Policy
- SME Government Affairs and Public Policy
- UCAR Government Relations