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 PopSci.com, Audubon.com, Audubon Magazine, and UrbanOmnibus.net. Read Local Ecologist, Georgia’s blog. She holds degrees from Wesleyan University, the Yale School of the Environment, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Two of her current projects include #BlackBotanistsWeek and Minetta Creatures. The inaugural #BlackBotanistsWeek was July 6-11, 2020. The initiative was organized to celebrate and create a safe space for Black people who love plants, and to embrace the multiple ways that Black people engage with and appreciate the global diversity of plant life. Georgia was interviewed by Jami Floyd / WNYC about Black Botanists Week.
Minetta Creatures is an eco-art performance and mural project to bring awareness and literacy of the plants and animals that inhabited the Minetta Brook and its watershed prior to European settler colonization of Manahatta (“the island of many hills”).
Georgia is also the founder of Local Nature Lab. One of the organization’s initiatives is Washington Square Park Eco Projects which monitors biodiversity, designs environmental education programs, and advocates for an ecologically healthier landscape.
Georgia is available for speaking engagements. Use this form to ask about availability and rates, for general inquiries, or to say hello.
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