The purpose of the visits is to provide Members of Congress the best possible access to scientific information on climate science when making policy decisions. This non-partisan event, organized by the Climate Science Working Group (CSWG), does not subscribe to any particular policy or course of action.
AMS is seeking member volunteers with relevant expertise to participate in a Congressional Visits Day focused on climate science. 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.
An afternoon training session will take place Tuesday, January 30, beginning approximately at noon. The Hill meetings will take place Wednesday, January 31, throughout the day.
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.
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 are members of the CSWG and include American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, American Society of Agronomy, American Society of Plant Biologists, American Statistical Association, Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics, Crop Science Society of America, Geological Society of America, National Ecological Observatory Network, Society for Conservation Biology, Soil Science Society of America, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and others.
Applicants should submit their name, contact information, and a short biography (no more than 200 words) to Kenza Sidi-Ali-Cherif at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is January 5, 2018.
Please contact Kenza Sidi-Ali-Cherif at email@example.com.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Meteorological Society
American Society of Agronomy
American Society of Plant Biologists
American Statistical Association
Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics
Crop Science Society of America
Geological Society of America
National Ecological Observatory Network
Society for Conservation Biology
Soil Science Society of America
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research