Monday, 30 April 2012

Science Communication Training Workshop

AGU and the National Geographic Society invite you to participate in a complimentary science communication workshop for scientists attending the Science Policy Conference:

  • Learn about journalism from Washington Post national environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin
  • Gather tips for communicating with policy makers from Ana Unruh-Cohen, the Deputy Democratic Staff Director for the House Resources Committee
  • Receive practical advice, i.e., how to avoid jargon, from Dennis Dimick, the Executive Editor for Environment at National Geographic Magazine, and John Francis, the Vice President for Research, Conservation, and Exploration at the National Geographic Society
  • Have a chance to participate in mock interviews
  • Discover how to use both video and social media by National Geographic Missions Media officers April Chabries Makgoeng and Andrew Howley

This workshop will be held on Monday afternoon from Noon – 5:00 p.m., at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, the headquarters hotel for the Science Policy Conference. Registrants interested in attending the training should check the box on the Ticketed Events Page under Workshops when they register. AGU will contact those interested with further details. Seating is limited; lunch is included. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Adams, AGU Public Information Specialist.



Monday, 30 April 2012

From the Mississippi to the Gulf: Water Quality and Security

A congressional briefing | Open to the public

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Monitoring the condition of our nation’s waterways is vital to ensuring our country’s continued health and prosperity. Join us as our panel of experts discusses water quality issues from the Mississippi River and its tributaries to the Gulf of Mexico, and what issues we face two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. There will be ample time for questions at this congressional briefing.

This briefing is presented by the American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute as a part of the AGU Science Policy Conference.

Click here to watch the video.

Click here for the flyer.


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Evening Reception on Capitol Hill

5:30 p..m – 7:30 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building Foyer

Join us in celebrating the inaugural AGU Science Policy Conference. As part of this event, AGU will be awarding the inaugural recipients of the AGU Presidential Citation for Science and Society. The Citations are given to individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and vision in informing society about the value of Earth and space science.

The reception is open to all conference attendees and their guests as well as congressional staff and the public.

***Directions from the conference location: From the Federal Triangle Metro station, take the Orange or Blue line train (in the direction of New Carrolton or Largo Town Center, respectively) four stops to the Capitol South Metro stop. Walk one block to Independence Ave., turn left, and walk two blocks to the Rayburn House Building.


Thursday, 3 May 2012

Congressional Visits for Scientists

Thursday is dedicated for scientists who participated in the Communications Workshop and Conference to meet with their legislators. The information you will learn in the Communications Workshop on Monday can be utilized for your visits on Thursday. This day is the opportunity for scientists to meet with their Senators and Representative to discuss the benefits of science to our society, as well as develop a relationship with their congressional offices.  For more information on how to set up your visits, check out our website, or please feel free to email our staff if you have any further questions. There is not a formal agenda for this day, but the Public Affairs team is more than happy to help provide you guidance to set up your meetings.