SEEDS Webinar: Integrating the Human Dimensions of Ecology and Conservation
If you didn't have a chance to attend our webinar, no fear, we have recorded the entire thing! It's totally worth it if you have an interest in including social sciences into your ecology research or conducting your graduate research internationally - we highly recommend that you check out the video!
2015 SEEDS National Field Trip:
HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Blue River, Oregon!
We had 16 students from 15 different institutions from all across the US attend the 2015 SEEDS National Field Trip! We visited HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Blue River, OR. Students had the opportunity to explore old growth forests and learn about their importance. They hiked to the top of Carpenter Mountain (5,500 ft.) and developed three small research projects that looked at forest restoration, hydrology and stream ecology!
2015 SEEDS Regional Field Trip: Archbold Biological Station in Venus, Florida
This fall’s regional field trip will be held at the Archbold Biological Station in Venus, FL from November 12-15, 2014. We will be nestled amidst a preserve of globally imperiled Florida scrub habitat to encounter rare species, endemic plants, reptiles and scrub bugs and a swamp buggy tour of Archbold’s working cattle ranch. Students will also participate in a new Archbold research project addressing the factors affecting the production of acorns/oak galls in scrub oaks. And to top it all off, a panel of professionals across various sectors discussing career possibilities and fun at Lake Annie, around a campfire.
SEEDS Chapter Grants
The SEEDS Campus Ecology Chapter program will offerSEEDS Chapter Grants of up to $1,000 for projects taking place in 2015-2016 with funding from donations by ESA Members and from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Limited grant funds are available to support Chapter activities and projects which further the mission of SEEDS – to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest and leadership of underrepresented students in ecology.
This funding is intended to support innovative Chapter projects that promote ecology to underrepresented students and communities through local conservation, research or education outreach activities. Projects that include research and education on Pollinators and Biodiversity conservation will have priority funding. This theme was the focus of the 2015 Leadership Meeting and we have a Pollinator Resource Toolkit including outreach activity ideas developed by our very own SEEDS leaders.