St. Louis Chapter

The current home page for an STL-wide chapter of a student organization called SEEDS– The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability Program– at WashU this year.

For background, SEEDS is an extension of the Ecological Society of America aimed at engaging students from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds (in STEM) in hands-on opportunities and experiences in ecology and environmental sciences. Through starting this chapter, we hope to foster a diverse community of students invested in ecology and create opportunities for professional and academic development in this area, as well as provide exciting experiences to engage one another and our planet. We hope to place community building at the center of our chapter and provide a safe and supportive space for our experiences as marginalized and underrepresented students to be heard.

Please check out the mission of ESA SEEDS below and let us know if this is something you’d be interested in hearing more about. Your leadership and passion for the environment would truly allow us to fulfill the vision that we have for this chapter, so we hope you consider learning more and join us this fall as we kick our chapter off!

To get in contact with us or get more information join our mailing list and check out our social media (linked below) or email us at
[email protected]

☆ Current Events ☆

Castlewood Hike in collab w/ Outing Club

☆ Kareemah Batts: Diversity is More Than Color☆

Main Slide for the event that shows a profile picture of Kareemah Batts (a Black woman with close cropped hair, dark-rimmed glasses, wearing a colorful horizontally striped sweater." The text on the slide reads "SEEDS–STL Present: Kareemah Batts Diversity

To learn more about Kareemah Batts and stay connected

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☆ Meet and Greet ☆

☆ General Links ☆

Info & Links for 12/8/21 GBM

Mardi Fuller - "Navigating White Supremacy Culture in the Outdoors and Institutions," part of the Series "On Belonging in Outdoor Spaces: A free speaker series on access, inclusion, and connection in nature"