|Sunday, August 5||3 - 5 pm||SEEDS Orientation|
|Sunday, August 5||7 - 9 pm||SEEDS Welcome Dinner|
|Monday, August 6||7 - 8 am||SEEDS Breakfast|
|Wednesday, August 8||6:30 - 8 pm||Diversity Mixer|
There are other SEEDS events at the Meeting that we encourage you to attend; more information will be provided, if you are matched.
We will ask you to complete a brief evaluation via email. If you and your student both wish, we encourage you to continue communication with each other.
Mentors need to be an upper-level graduate student or a professional in the field and have previously attended at least one ESA Annual Meeting. We also ask for the communication detailed above and for attendance at the three required SEEDS events. Please note that we try to match ESA mentor volunteers with students based on common ecology interests. If we are unable to make a match or have more volunteers than student awardees, you may not be selected. Signing up does not guarantee that you will be a meeting mentor.
We think Terry Chapin, ESA Meeting mentor, says it best: "One of ESAs activities that I value most is the SEEDS Program. I really like working with SEEDS students at the ESA meeting. They are some of the most motivated students I see at the meeting and are really likely to make a difference in the world. I enjoy learning about their plans for school and career and working together to figure out how to navigate the meeting in a way that is fun and useful."
To sign up click here to complete a brief mentoring questionnaire. The deadline to complete the questionnaire for 2012 is May 11.
If you have any
questions, please email