Geosciences Congressional Visits Days

September 13-14, 2016

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 Days (GEO-CVD) on September 13-14, 2016. 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 Abby Seadler (

Download 2016 Geosciences Congressional Visits Day Flyer (PDF)

What To Expect

Participants will spend the afternoon of Tuesday, September 13 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 14, will consist of visits with members of Congress or their congressional staff on Capitol Hill. 

Click here to learn more about past Geoscience Congressional Visits Days

Background Materials

Online Tools

Helpful Webinars

Communicating with Congress 

Other Geoscience Policy Websites