We are eager to collaborate with nonprofit organizations and other student groups. We are also eager to work with sponsors. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested.
In the past we have co-organized events with nonprofit organizations. We are especially interested in collaborations that can expose our students to career opportunities in ecology and related fields.
What is SEEDS?
SEEDS seeks to promote diversity and advancement of the ecological profession through experiences and opportunities that stimulate the interest of underrepresented students to participate in ecology. SEEDS is an award-winning program of the Ecological Society of America, the nation's leading professional society of ecologists. Click herefor information about the history of SEEDS.
The SEEDS Chapter at UCR is a registered student organization affiliated with the Ecological Society of America's national SEEDS program. SEEDS at UCR is advised by faculty and graduate students at the Center for Conservation Biology and the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, at UC Riverside.
The goal of Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability (SEEDS) Chapter at UC Riverside is to promote diversity and advancement in the ecological profession through experiences and opportunities to both broaden and deepen students’ understanding of ecology and potential careers.
What does SEEDS at UCR do?
We conduct undergraduate research, facilitate networking and professional development workshops, host field trips, attend scientific conferences, and explore our local environment.
Who can join?
Students of any major and year that are interested in ecology, environmental science, conservation biology, or a related field, are welcome to join at any time! Visit the Join pageto fill out our Membership Form, so we can add you to our mailing list. There is no application to join our organization.
Is there a fee for participating?
No. We do not charge fees of any kind for participation.
What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is a biological surveying event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a period of time. Our bioblitzes generally take place in areas near campus or on campus. SEEDS members will take pictures of as many species they can find in the area and upload them to iNaturalist to be identified.
What are EcoSlams?
EcoSlam is an annual event organized by the UCR Center for Conservation Biology, with multiple short "lightning" talks where you can give an elevator pitch of current or past research. These short presentations are followed by a longer keynote talk given by a guest speaker.
Why is ecology important?
"Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment; it seeks to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them. Ecology also provides information about the benefits of ecosystems and how we can use Earth’s resources in ways that leave the environment healthy for future generations." – Ecological Society of America Learn more about how the science of ecology plays a role in our lives at the Ecological Society of America's website.