District Visits Days

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Promote the importance of geoscience to society

Meet with your congressional representatives when they are at home in their districts during the Geosciences Congressional District Visits Days (Geo-DVD) in October to let them know why geoscience is important on a local, national, and global scale! 

You can 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 organizing 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 about District Visits Days, please email the AGI Geoscience Policy Program (govt@agiweb.org). 

Look up your senators and represenative

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

Resources and Materials

Communicating with Congress 

Other Geoscience Policy Websites

The Geosciences 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), and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).