A group of graduate students with the Program on Climate Change is working with the Union of Concerned Scientists to bring an advocacy training to campus, focusing on how to effectively communicate and build relationships with local policymakers on issues relating to your research/field of expertise. Additional details are provided below, and at the following RSVP link: https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/UpiDyYvCiESoI81-e56CGA2.
The training is geared toward graduate students/early career scientists, but anyone is welcome to attend. However, space is limited, so please do remember to RSVP at https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/UpiDyYvCiESoI81-e56CGA2. Hope to see many of you there!
Scientists cannot be silent in the face of attacks on science and science-based decision making.
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Science Network and graduate students from the University of Washington invite you to a workshop on advocating for science and engaging with local legislators to make impactful impressions that can influence policy decisions.
Date: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: University of Washington, Ocean Sciences Building Room 425, 1492 NE Boat St., Seattle, WA 98105
We will discuss how to build relationships with elected officials and how to effectively communicate your scientific expertise. The workshop will include a hands-on training to practice conversations in role-playing scenarios.
Lunch will be provided following the workshop. Join us after the workshop for a chance to network and to sign up for an opportunity to meet with a local legislators on campus and put your newly learned skills to practice.
Space is limited—please be sure to RSVP. We will contact you before the training to confirm your registration.