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Congratulations to our participants who completed 16 hours of Data Carpentries and 12 hours of NEON Data Exploration in our Critical Skills to Scale Up Ecology Workshop for Graduate Students.


Welcome to our 5 newest members of the SEEDS Chapter Network!

  • University of Colorado - Boulder,
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison,
  • Temple University,
  • Auburn University of Montgomery and
  • Elmhurst University

SEEDS is Celebrating 25 YEARS!

Our flagship undergraduate diversity program turns 25 this year, and we're looking ahead for much more great work to come. Can you donate $25 to support SEEDS? Donate to Support Seeds Today

Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability

The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability program (SEEDS) 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 offical SEEDS Logo is egg shaped and horizontally oriented green lettering spelled s e e e d s . 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 program's 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.

Support SEEDS

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.