Keeping Up with the Changing Face of Science Policy

Brittany Webster, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Elizabeth Rosa Landau, American Geophysical Union, Washington, United States
Twenty-four-hour news networks, technology, and social media have transformed the policy landscape. Today's science policy environment is no longer only being shaped by eminent scientific scholars and agency chief scientists but by grassroots scientific movements, such as the March for Science and Science Debate, and individual scientists skilled at science communication, such as Dawn Wright and the larger #scicomm and #scipol social media communities. Additionally, science policy is no longer just about scientists engaging their legislators, it's about scientists engaging the public and creating a science-literate and invested community. This talk will discuss the steps AGU is taking to deepen science communication and policy into the scientific ethos as well as examples of tools and networks that you can use to create effective science policy change.