Initial Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Advocacy 101: Engaging Policymakers And Promoting The Inclusion of a Geoscience Perspective

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET


Catherine Riihimaki and Mike Phillips

Webinar Description:

Policymakers (elected and appointed officials and their staff) must consider a wide range of inputs and anticipate a wide variety of societal impacts when developing legislation and administrative rules and when responding to community needs. The need for geoscience expertise is broad, but often overlooked. We will discuss why it is important to engage with policy makers at all levels (from local boards to the Capitol) as well as how to do it.

Webinar Goals:

  • Use NAGT and other resources to advocate for a geoscience perspective in policy-making at the federal, state, and local level.
  • Identify effective strategies for communicating with communities and elected officials through a variety of methods, including informal discussion, letters, position papers, formal presentations, and testimony at hearings.
  • Brainstorm further ways for NAGT to facilitate members' advocacy interests.


Time - 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
- 1 hour
- Online web presentation via Zoom meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.

Please email Andrew Haveles ( if you have any questions about this event.