Activities You Can Do on Your Own

There are far more than 100 ways to share your science and get involved in AGU’s Centennial, and the idea of partnering with a community group or your lab to organize an event can be very exciting. However, some engagement opportunities don’t require a group effort and a large investment of resources. Here are 10 ideas for actions you can manage on your own:

  • Write to or call your members of Congress and tell them why it’s important to invest in science
  • Make a video for YouTube explaining your science in simple, easy-to-understand terms, and then share it on social media
  • Write a letter to the editor in response to a news story about a science-related issue that affects your community
  • Consider starting your own science blog
  • Tap into your artistic side and try drawing a picture that depicts your science or taking photos during your next fieldwork trip and sharing them on Instagram with the hashtag #postcardsfromthefield
  • If you are fluent in more than one language, try translating a report or other materials so that they can be better used in community engagement events to explain core science issues and topics
  • Use the StoryCorps app to record yourself telling the story of how you decided to become a scientist or who inspired you to focus your research in a particular area
  • Become a mentor
  • Use the Centennial hashtag on your social media channels: #AGU100

Host a “postcard party” for your colleagues in which you write to policy makers about critical science issues