Forwarded by request… As you know, we have an existing MOU with SPNHC…
Floyd W. Shockley, Ph.D., F.R.E.S.
Department of Entomology
National Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 165
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Staff Website: http://entomology.si.edu/StaffPages/ShockleyF.html
Dear Council, Comm Chairs and Representatives,
The following announcement was sent to NHColl but I would appreciate expanded council members also sending it to our other social media sources.
Linda S. Ford, Ph.D.
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
Director of Collections Operations
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
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The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections is pleased to announce that it is once again joining with the American Institute of Biological Sciences to sponsor the 9th annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event.
This national initiative is an opportunity for scientists 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 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists and graduate students to meet with their elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants may either invite an elected official to tour their research facility or can meet at the lawmaker’s local office. Meetings will take place mid-July through October, depending on the participant’s schedule.
SPNHC members who participate will receive one-on-one support and online training to prepare them for their tour or meeting.
Participation is free for SPNHC members, but registration will close on July 18, 2017. To register, visit https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html.