- Catherine O’Riordan the Executive Director of the ESA talks about increasing diversity and why it’s important here .
- Published: Mourad et al., The Role of a Professional Society in Broadening Participation in Science: A National Model for Increasing Persistence
- Published: Soto et al., Ecology, Policy, and Puerto Rico: El Yunque National Forest by students from the 2017 Leadership Meeting
- EcoTone Blog: Announcing the Henry L. Gholz SEEDS Field Trip Endowment
- Check out the Student Opportunities for more programs for undergraduates and graduate students with interests in Ecology!
We have built a special website to share our journey since 1996! We are grateful to so many who have helped ESA to create, develop and nurture SEEDS and we look forward to strengthening the program into the the future.
We invite you to participate, mentor, partner and donate to the SEEDS program!
The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability program 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. 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. 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.
Explore and learn about our programs components:
Did You Know?
- SEEDS is the proud recipient of the 2006 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) – established by the White House in 1995.
- SEEDS was recognized with the 2008 American Institute for Biological Science (AIBS) Diversity Leadership Award.
SEEDS depends on external support for all its programs. Your contribution is critical to the core mission of SEEDS to nurture a strong interest in ecological careers among the diverse students we serve. Please consider a generous donation to the SEEDS program so we can continue to serve underrepresented students in ecology. All contributions go towards SEEDS program activities and are deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Thank you for your generosity.