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Ecological Society of America SEEDS program

SEEDS - Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability

SEEDS is the flagship education program of the Ecological Society of America. SEEDS received the PAESMEM award in 2006. Its mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate and 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, including field trips, scholarships to ESA annual meetings, SEEDS leadership meetings and research fellowships.  SEEDS sponsors a growing network of Campus Ecology Chapters and SEEDSNet, a social networking site supported by webinars, virtual career fairs, and year-round activities.

Each experience 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.


1990 M St NW Ste 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-833-8773
Fax: 202-833-8775

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Teresa Mourad