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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
- Value of the Geosciences
- STEM Education/Geoscience Education Pays Off
- What is Geoscience?
Communicating with Congress
- American Geosciences Institute: Tips for writing your member of Congress
- American Geosciences Institute: Helpful hints for meeting with members of Congress
- American Geophysical Union: How to Conduct a Successful District Visit
- National Ground Water Association: Tools for Contacting Congress
- Soil Science Society of America: Advocacy Toolkit
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: Community Resources
Other Geoscience Policy Websites
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists: GEO-DC
- American Geosciences Institute: Geoscience Policy Program
- American Geophysical Union: Science Policy
- American Institute of Professional Geologists: Policy Position Statements
- Geological Society of America: Geology & Public Policy and News from the Hill RSS Feed
- National Ground Water Association: Government Affairs
- Seismological Society of America: Government Relations
- Soil Science Society of America: Science Policy
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration: Government Affairs and Public Policy
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: Government Relations