More reflections on SEEDS and Santa Barbara

First of all, I would like to thank the ESA for the opportunities offered to students and for allowing me to participate in your program. Every experience I have had with SEEDS has been a great learning experience and once in a life time opportunities. I learn a lot from the field trips and it’s nice to meet people with the same general interests and future aspirations. The staff that escorts the students is always...

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Santa Barbara on my mind

My first field trip with SEEDS took place last week and I simply had to share how wonderful this trip was. Being one of the more recent additions to the Ecological Society of America family, I really had no idea what to expect from a SEEDS field trip. But now, I understand all of the memorable, meaningful, educational, and important aspects of these trips, and certainly hope that I never miss another one! First of all, I have never...

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A reflection on the UCSB LTER SEEDS field trip

This year’s ESA/SEEDS field trip to sunny Santa Barbara, California and the UCSB LTER was incredible! I can’t remember the last time I had sooo much fun with people I barely knew and had only just met. But after it all, I for one know that there are many people that I will definitely be in touch with for years to come. I think we had an awesome bunch, everyone so dedicated to their field of study and we all fed off of each...

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SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SEEDS Fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the field of ecology to conduct an independent ecological investigation with an ESA member mentor.� The application deadline for the 2008-2009 Fellowship is September 21, so apply today!� http://esa.org/seeds/fellowship/. The SEEDS Fellowship allows undergraduate students to complete an independent research project. This project includes...

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Student Educational Outreach Initiative

I sit here finally home after a very long summer of incredible experiences. One of the most amazing experiences was coordinating and participating in the first ever Educational Outreach field trip at the ESA Annual Meeting. The field trip was composed not only of ESA members but also high school students and teachers from the San Jose local community. This amazing student initiative was put forth by an incredible group of SEEDS...

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A SEEDS alum looks back from San Jose and forward to Milwaukee

My experience at this year’s ESA Annual meeting was unforgettable. Returning as a graduate school student and SEEDS Alumni Mentor, I not only had the chance to connect with old and new participants of the SEEDS program, but I also had the opportunity to grow professionally and gain insight on atypical ecological careers paths – several of which I am actually considering. Of all these great experiences, though, the most...

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