Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability:
Diverse People for a Diverse Science
SEEDS is the flagship award-winning education program of the Ecological Society of America. Its mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate, and to lead in ecology. Focused mainly at the undergraduate level, with extension services for communities, high schools, graduate students, and international collaborations, the SEEDS program promotes an ecology profession with wide representation to ensure environmental understanding and a sustainable future for all.
The core SEEDS program components offer hands-on, engaging experiences with ecology that exhibit the relevance and applications of the science. Each experience also provides opportunities to interact with a diverse group of ecologists and other motivated students to both broaden and deepen students’ understanding of ecology and potential careers.
- Applications for the SEEDS National Field Trip will open mid-December. We will be visiting the wonderful lakes of northern Wisconsin at the Center for Limnology of the University of Wisconsin.
- SEEDS Video Contest Winners
Support SEEDS — Matching Donations through 9/9/2013
“I am honored to be the first recipient of ESA’s Commitment to Human Diversity Award. To celebrate, I take this occasion to issue a challenge pledge: for every dollar donated to the SEEDS program through 9/9/13, I will match your contribution up to $5,000.” – Dr. Sonia Ortega
The Ecological Society of America is pleased to present a special challenge to ESA members by Dr. Sonia Ortega, the recipient of the 2013 Commitment to Human Diversity Award. This award was presented by the Society for the first time in Minneapolis. If you have already made a contribution or a pledge at the ESA Annual Meeting, we thank you and will be in contact with you very soon.
SEEDS Donation Form: http://www.esa.org/esa/?page_id=3119