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 Arboriculture & Urban Forestery. She has bylines with Popular Science, National Audubon, and Urban Omnibus. 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 one of the co-founders of Black Botanists Week. 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 at WNYC about Black Botanists Week. Georgia is an alumna of Wesleyan University, the Yale School of the Environment, and the University of California, Berkeley. 

Georgia is fundraising for Minetta Creatures, 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”).

Read Georgia’s blog, Local Ecologist. 

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