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Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits

Registration Now Open for Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits

Posted: 18 Jun 2015 05:42 AM PDT

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that registration for the 7th Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event is now open.

This national initiative 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 officials 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 Integrative and Comparative 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.

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