Promote the importance of geoscience to society: Meet with your congressional representatives when they are at home in their districts during the first ever Geoscience Congressional District Visits Days (GEO-DVD), October 13-19, and let them know why geoscience is important on a local, national, and global scale. GEO-DVD coincides with Earth Science Week, an annual event when geoscience activities will be taking place across the nation.
Serve as a resource to Congress, show the relevance of geoscience to your district, and convey the science behind key societal issues to lawmakers. Geoscience societies will provide participants with training materials help you to effectively discuss the importance of geoscience research with Senators and Representatives. 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.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), along with many other professional geoscience societies, will provide you with online tools and resources to arrange meetings with your legislators and to communicate effectively.
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Geoscience Congressional District Visits Days are supported by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Geosciences Institute, the American Geophysical Union, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Geological Society of America, the National Ground Water Association, the Seismological Society of America, the Soil Science Society of America, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
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