Melanie Colón Posted June 24, 2015 Share Posted June 24, 2015 Join a national initiative to educate lawmakers about the value of research and the scientific facilities in their district. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits is an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research. The 7th Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants may either invite their elected official to visit their research facility or can meet at the policymaker's local office. Participants will be prepared for their meeting with a lawmaker through an interactive training webinar. Individuals participating in this event will receive training on how to improve their communication skills and tips for conducting a successful meeting with an elected official. The event is made possible by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, with the support of event sponsors Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Natural Science Collections Alliance, Organization of Biological Field Stations, and Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology. Participation is free, but registration will close on 12 July 2015. For more information and to register, visit www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html -- Julie Palakovich Carr Public Policy Manager American Institute of Biological Sciences 1444 I Street, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005 202-568-8117 www.aibs.org -- This message is confidential and should only be read by its intended recipients. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender and delete all copies. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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