Field Trips

IMG_4274Ecology field trips are the cornerstone through which SEEDS will serve freshman and sophomore students who are new to ecology and keen on understanding more. Students spend four to seven days at an ecologically significant site, such as a field station, research laboratory, or national park, learning about the science of ecology, exploring career options, and seeing the practical applications of ecology. Students have the opportunity to find out more about what ecologists do through hands-on experiences with professionals, to receive training in specific areas, and to build networks with students and professionals.



Apply for 2016 SEEDS National Field Trip – Flathead Lake Biological Station In Montana! The application DEADLINE is July 5, 2016.



Recent Adventures: 

SEEDS 2016 National Field Trip – Mark Twain National Forest

b9c82f3c-5205-4b75-8897-97939a6720c0Managed by the USDA Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest encompasses a large and varied landscape throughout most of the Ozarks of Missouri, and even a small part of the prairie region in the center of the State. Although the Mark Twain National Forest is known for its extensive stands of shortleaf pine, oaks and hickories, this landscape is also home to a wide variety of other ecosystems that host over 650 native wildlife species.

SEEDS Participants will get to go out in the field and explore with our hosts, the USDS Forest Service, the amazing opportunities to study the beauty of the unique environments of the Ozarks. Students will work with restoration projects, herpetology surveys, group research projects and even go on a night hike to Onyx Cave to learn about bats!

May 19-22, 2016 Rolla, Missouri

Reports for this trip coming soon!


To look at more past trips and detailed trip reports, check out our Past Field Trips page.

We are grateful for the support of the  funders and partners who made SEEDS field trips possible.