Seek Education, Explore, DiScover - SEEDS®

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.

We focus our efforts in the following areas:

Community Engagement

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.

Summer Field Camps and programs

SEEDS offers week-long day camps and programs during the summer. We explore cool places and discover the region's ecological and cultural value.. and have lots of fun! Co-ed Sessions.   Full day for 7-9yrs. & 10-12yrs. old.

The SEEDlings summer program at the nature center is 1/2 day for 3-6 year olds.

Travel Field Camps

SEEDS trips are designed to give older youth experience in new environments and cultures. 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 runs and funds the nature center in cooperation with the Town of Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences Outreach Program.