American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Geophysical Union
American Geosciences Institute
American Meteorological Society
American Society of Agronomy
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Crop Science Society of America
Geological Society of America
Soil Science Society of America
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Geosciences Day on Capitol Hill
September 17-18, 2013
The purpose of the visits is to provide Members of Congress the best possible access to scientific information on Earth sciences when making policy decisions. This non-partisan event, organized by a collaborative partnership of national scientific societies, does not subscribe to any particular policy or course of action.
September 17 will consist of an afternoon preparation briefing to begin at 12 pm; the Capitol Hill meetings will take place Wednesday, September 18.
Participating organizations will work jointly to assemble multi-disciplinary teams based on geography for the day of Hill visits. The participating organizations will also work together to prepare the teams for their visits and to provide background materials for the meetings.
Participating organizations include American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, American Meteorological Society, American Society of Agronomy, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Crop Science Society of America, Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and others.
How to Participate:
AMS is seeking volunteers with relevant expertise to participate in a Congressional Visits Day focused on the geosciences. Participants will be selected based on expertise, scholarship, geographic location of residence, and future potential to contribute to the federal policy process, among other factors. AMS is not able to provide financial support for travel and lodging expenses for this event.
Applicants should submit contact information and a short biography (no more than 200 words) to Ellen Klicka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 26, 2013
Participation in Congressional Visits Day is a great opportunity for experts in our community to interact directly with Congressional members and staff. It is an invaluable experience for those who would like to learn more about and have greater involvement in the policy arena.