- On 8 July 2012, the AIBS Public Policy Office conducted a workshop at the 2012 BOTANY meetings. The program, Influencing Science Policymakers, provided graduate student and early career professionals with information about how they can become effective advocates for their profession and research. The tips and techniques presented during the program are useful when talking with policymakers, university administrators, or other decisionmakers. Additional information about AIBS communications training workshops is available at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/policy_training.html.
- The United States Geological Survey U.S. Geological Survey is creating 10-year strategies for each of its Mission Areas: Climate and Land Use Change, Core Science Systems, Ecosystems, Energy and Minerals, Environmental Health, Natural Hazards, and Water. This process involves gathering input from the public on draft strategy documents. Feedback can be offered at http://www.usgs.gov/start_with_science. Comment period is scheduled to close on 1 August. For more information, please visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-08/html/2012-13905.htm.
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