Entomology Advocacy Week

Mark your calendars for the week of August 15-21, 2020, for Entomology Advocacy Week.  #EntVocate2020

  • Saturday, August 15: National Honeybee Day
  • Monday, August 17: Pollinator Health
  • Tuesday, August 18: Invasive Insect Species
  • Wednesday, August 19: International Locust Crisis
  • Thursday, August 20: World Mosquito Day and Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Friday, August 21: Biodiversity loss

Webinars registration now open!

This is your chance to get engaged and advocate for the science of entomology. In this modern era, it is the responsibility of all scientists to advocate for their discipline. Daily Action Alerts will go out with suggested tweets, live and interactive content to join, and other opportunities to make your voice heard.  Many ESA members already engage in outreach activities throughout the year. Entomology Advocacy Week is a concentrated effort to target policymakers with science that matters so that evidence-based decision making becomes the norm at all levels of government. 

In preparation for Entomology Advocacy Week 2020 please review the Science Policy Webinar from Dr. Marianne Alleyne (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign), which presented five ways that you can take action during Entomology Advocacy Week.

  1. Request a meeting with your Senator or Representative
  2. Write (or call) your lawmaker about an issue
  3. Write an op-ed for your local or national paper
  4. Get active on social media
  5. Build your brand - and your institution's

Also, be sure to read the papers in the special collection on scientists and science policy in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Why the week August 15-21? In addition to basing priorities on our ESA Advocacy Priorities, we're tying into some great outreach events that are already scheduled, like

Resources:

During the week of August 15-21, check this page for live updates about your fellow entomologists' advocacy activities. Be sure to tag on Twitter and use the hashtag #EntVocate20 so ESA and your fellow advocates can stay informed about what you do!