This past weekend, from Thursday till Sunday morning, I was lucky enough to have gone to an Ecological Society of America (ESA) SEEDS trip. It was fully paid for, including flights, meals, and lodging. It was incredible. We were in the White Mountains of New Hampshire at a long-term ecological research site (LTER) called Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. We met professors from UNH and Dartmouth, as well as people in the Ecology field, and of course the researchers running the site. There were students there from Puerto Rico, Hawaii, California, Utah, Florida, and Georgia. I learned a lot about Ecology, and about a lot of opportunities for the summer. I highly recommend a SEEDS trip to anyone interested. There is a preference towards people in a SEEDS chapter, but not every student there was involved in those chapters. There is also an emphasis on supporting and increasing the presence of underrepresented people in Ecology, which was awesome to hear. If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask!