Government Affairs Program

AGI Government Affairs Advisory Committee
Draft Meeting Agenda with Links to Background Information

Saturday, October 25, 2003
American Geological Institute Headquarters
4220 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia

8:30 am Continental Breakfast available

I. Introductions and Preliminary Business

9:00 am Introductions and Preliminary Business (Background: advisory committee roster)

II. Government Affairs Program Federal Activities

9:30 am USGS Coalition Update

9:45 am Fiscal Year 2004 Appropriations Advocacy

10:15 am Other Legislative Issues

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus Update

II. Non-Federal Policy Activities

11:00 am Challenges to Teaching Evolution

11:30 am Rebuilding Earth Science Education in Texas                     Marcus Milling

IV. AGI Congressional Science Fellowship

Noon Lunchtime presentations by 2002-2003 fellow Larry Kennedy and 2003-2004 fellow Eloise Kendy

1:15 pm William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship Endowment (Geotimes column and AGI press release)

III. Non-Federal Policy Activities (continued)

1:30 pm IUGS Task Group on Public Affairs Update

V. Member Society Collaboration

1:45 pm Reports from Member Societies

VI. Wrap Up

2:45 pm Action Items/Plans for Next Meeting

3:00 pm Adjourn

Please send any comments or requests for information to AGI Government Affairs Program.

Posted October 8, 2003