From AGU: “Paths to Public Engagement”

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American Geophysical Union


“Do you want to engage?” We think you do. That’s why we created our “Paths to Engagement” flowchart to help those who know that they want to engage with non-scientific audiences but don’t exactly who the best audience is for them, or what type of engagement they’re looking for.

Check out our guide (DOWNLOAD it – there are links embedded throughout [sorry, this is a .pdf, no links).


Don’t like eye-catching sciart? Here’s the content in more academic terms:

Congressional Visits Day
District Visits
Call your legislator
Write your legislator

Write an op-ed
Use social media
Give a public talk
Or do all this other stuff
K-12 Education

Participate in a career day
Judge a science fair
Be a mentor
Be a tutor
Give a lab tour
Take your science to the classroom
Host a public event

Is your science newsworthy?
Talk to a Public Information Officer
Write a Press Release
Give an interview
Be a resource for journalists

See the full post here .

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The purpose of the American Geophysical Union is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

To achieve this mission, AGU identified the following core values and behaviors.

Core Principles

As an organization, AGU holds a set of guiding core values:

The scientific method
The generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge
Open exchange of ideas and information
Diversity of backgrounds, scientific ideas and approaches
Benefit of science for a sustainable future
International and interdisciplinary cooperation
Equality and inclusiveness
An active role in educating and nurturing the next generation of scientists
An engaged membership
Unselfish cooperation in research
Excellence and integrity in everything we do

When we are at our best as an organization, we embody these values in our behavior as follows:

We advance Earth and space science by catalyzing and supporting the efforts of individual scientists within and outside the membership.
As a learned society, we serve the public good by fostering quality in the Earth and space science and by publishing the results of research.
We welcome all in academic, government, industry and other venues who share our interests in understanding the Earth, planets and their space environment, or who seek to apply this knowledge to solving problems facing society.
Our scientific mission transcends national boundaries.
Individual scientists worldwide are equals in all AGU activities.
Cooperative activities with partner societies of all sizes worldwide enhance the resources of all, increase the visibility of Earth and space science, and serve individual scientists, students, and the public.
We are our members.
Dedicated volunteers represent an essential ingredient of every program.
AGU staff work flexibly and responsively in partnership with volunteers to achieve our goals and objectives.