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ESA-USGS Summer Cooperative Fellowship Program 

Now Accepting Nominations 

The Ecological Society of America is pleased to partner with the US Geological Survey to offer summer internships to outstanding field-trained undergraduates for whom the experience would be transformative.

Faculty and Directors of Field Programs and Courses: Nominate your students by October 30, 2021 (extended).
Students: Please contact the director of the field course or field program you completed within the past 6 months to nominate you.

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SEEDS – Celebrating 25 years of diverse people for a diverse science

The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program is the award-winning flagship education program of the Ecological Society. 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.


ESA Chapter and Section Student Travel Awards

From Applied Ecology to Vegetation, the ESA Chapters and Sections offer  more than 10 different travel awards to support student attendance at the ESA Annual Meeting to give presentations on various ecological topics. Be sure to check the page regularly for application details and deadlines.

Ecology as a Career

Be sure to visit this page to explore paths to becoming an ecologist!

What Does Ecology Have To Do With Me?
Brochure introducing readers to ecology and its role in human society.


ESA Student Community

ESA Student Section
Facilitates communication among students and between students and ESA.