Georgia Silvera Seamans, PhD

Georgia Silvera Seamans trained as an urban and community forester in New Haven, CT and Boston, MA. She is also an independent researcher and freelance writer. Her research has been published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and Journal of Arboriculture. She has bylines with,, and Audubon Magazine. Read Local Ecologist, Georgia’s blog. She holds degrees from Wesleyan University, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and UC Berkeley. 

Georgia is the director and co-founder of Washington Square Park Eco Projects, an environmental interest organization focused on the visible and hidden natures of Washington Square Park. We monitor biodiversity, design environmental education programs, and advocate for an ecologically healthy landscape.

Two of her current projects include #BlackBotanistsWeek and Minetta Creatures. The inaugural #BlackBotanistsWeek was July 6-11, 2020. The initiative was organized to celebrate of Black (and BIPOC) people who love plants. #BlackBotanistsWeek embraces the multiple ways that Black people engage with and appreciate the global diversity of plant life. Georgia was interviewed by Jami Floyd / WNYC about the Week. Minetta Creatures is an eco-historical art project to bring awareness to the historic stream and its ecosystem of plants and animals that inhabited Manahatta (“the island of many hills) prior to European colonization of the unceded Lenapehoking.

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