[Taxacom] Help Inform Science Policy This Summer

Jyotsna Pandey jpandey at aibs.org
Tue May 21 12:01:40 CDT 2019

Registration is now open for the 11th annual *Biological Sciences
Congressional District Visits* event.

This national initiative, organized by the American Institute of Biological
Sciences (AIBS), 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. This initiative helps to put a face on science and to
remind lawmakers that science is happening in their district and state.

The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables
scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and
people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their federal or
state elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. *Participants
may either invite their elected officials to visit their research facility
or can meet at the policymaker's local office.*

AIBS will schedule meetings for participants with lawmakers and will
prepare participants through online training and one-on-one support.
Meetings will take place mid-July through October, depending on the
participant’s schedule.

The event is made possible by AIBS, with the support of event sponsors
American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Botanical Society of America,
Helminthological Society of Washington, Natural Science Collections
Alliance, Paleontological Society, Society for Freshwater Science, Society
for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, and Society for the
Study of Evolution and event supporter Harvard Museum of Comparative

Individual registration for participation is free, but
required. Registration closes on July 10, 2019.  To register, visit

Please share this announcement with interested colleagues and graduate

Jyotsna Pandey, Ph.D.
Public Policy Manager
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-628-1500 x 225
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