Toolkit: Staying Up-to-Date on Science Policy Issues

Keeping up-to-date on science policy news helps to ensure that your engagement with your legislators is timely. Check out the resources below:


  • Sign-up for AGU Science Policy Alerts
  • Sign-up for the Sharing Science Newsletter
  • Subscribe to the Bridge Blog, a science policy blog, written by scientists and AGU public affairs’ staff
  • Subscribe to
  • Sign-up for the listservs of your funding agency, i.e. NASA, NOAA, NSF, USGS
  • Sign-up for the listservs of your institution’s federal or government relations department

Science News Sources

Inside the Beltway News Sources (DC-based sources)

Twitter Accounts to Follow

  • @aguscipolicy
  • @aaas
  • @NYTScience
  • @capitalweather

Check out our social media toolkit for more information about engaging on social media platforms.

News on Your Policymakers or Legislation

  • Subscribe to your policymakers’ newsletters or press releases
  • Explore for information about policymakers and legislation

Establish Personal Contacts

  • Build a relationship with your institution’s federal or government relations department so that they will alert you to relevant policy news
  • Keep in touch with AGU’s public affairs department at
  • Reach out to your policymakers and share your expertise and issues on which you can be a resource to the office

* This list is by no means exhaustive – contact AGU public affairs staff for additional information or questions.