A live webinar with AGU's Public Affairs director will take place Friday, May 27th 2pm ET. http://agu.adobeconnect.com/districtvisits27may/
In conjunction with AGU’s Public Affairs Office, the Planetary Sciences Section is starting a new program where graduate students and post-docs (and early career faculty, if interested) will visit their congressional representative's local office to talk about their research and advocate for continued planetary science funding. Similar to AGU's Congressional Visits Day, this will be an opportunity to meet lawmakers and take an active role in the legislative process. Planetary scientists are fortunate to be in a discipline that has broad bipartisan support, and members of Congress are generally excited to meet students and learn about the research that is happening in their districts.
AGU will provide training webinars and materials, and can also help to pair up students with their university’s government relations office (as well as other resources). We are aiming to have a live webinar for training in April/May, and visits would occur during the congressional recesses in August and October.
We will plan to hold a webinar sometime this spring to help students prepare for and navigate a district visit. The webinar will provide information on:
Please contact Alex Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information to sign up:
Here are some resources from AGU to help scientists and students gain some substantive background knowledge about science policy.
As a scientist, the research you do has incredible value to society. One important way to share your science broadly and help others is to be involved in science policy. Please contact email@example.com for additional information or if you have any questions.