Founded in 1995, SEEDS has a mission to inspire a natural curiosity and love for the environment in children and the young at heart through discovery learning, nature education, teacher support, and civic awareness.
When you donate to SEEDS you help support our programs in many ways. From providing camp scholarships to nature center and animal care, and supporting our basic expenses like insurance and supplies, every dollar has a positive impact.
We focus our efforts in the following areas:
Summer Field Camps and programs
SEEDS offers week-long day camps and programs during the summer.
The Field Camps are full day for 7-9yrs. & 10-12yrs. We explore cool places and discover the region's ecological and cultural value...and have lots of fun!
The SEEDlings summer nature-based program is held at the nature center for 1/2 day for 3-6 year olds.
SEEDS also offers travel field camps for teens. Past trips have been to Florida, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Maine.
SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center
Inspires kids' love for learning. Operated by SEEDS at Blacksburg's historic Price House and gardens. 107 Wharton St. SE. Rain or shine...nature discovery right in town. It's a museum and more for children and the young at heart!
SEEDS funds and operates the nature center at Blacksburg’s historic Price House in cooperation with the Town of Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences Outreach Program.
SEEDS teachers, interns, and college and local school students work on independent projects, class projects, and field studies with SEEDS to do inspiring work that benefits the local community.