The more you know about civic engagement, the more powerful and impactful you can be.
To complete this activity, you must find and attend three online trainings (webinar, training video, etc) or one in-person training that will improve your skills and make you a stronger advocate.
Hone your skills
Participate in or attend a workshop, summit, panel discussion, webinar, or other training that focuses on amping up your civic engagement skills. They can be broad and cover practical skills like grassroots organizing, engaging with the media, public speaking, or other topics. Trainings can also relate to civic engagement, voting rights, or campus activism.
The trainings should focus on what you are passionate about and offer tools and resources you can use to educate yourself or engage others in your community or on your campus.
Find a workshop, webinar, or other online or in-person training
For in-person events or activities, start with the Science Rising calendar, which includes a broad range of activities around the country that align with Science Rising’s values and goals. You can also follow your campus events calendar, check in with local campus or community groups that focus on civic engagement, or search Eventbrite and Facebook events.
For online trainings, some suggested options are listed below but are just a starting point; there are many other videos, webinars, and online trainings that would qualify.
Civic and democratic engagement
- Organize a voter registration event
- Get candidates on the record on science and equity issues.
- Raise your voice—op-ed writing, letters to the editor, talking to the media
- Organize an impactful event on your campus or community
- Understand 501c3 laws about non-partisan election activities
- Learn about the intersection between voting rights and environmental justice
- Learn about voting rights laws in your state (find a local or state-based organization!)
Did you complete this activity?
Well done! Have you also completed the two required activities for the Science Rising Challenge — registering to vote and having a plan to vote? Then congratulations! YOU have completed the Science Rising Challenge!
Share your achievement with your friends and let us know you’ve completed the challenge. We’ll send you a cool button to recognize your accomplishment and your participation in our democracy!