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SEEDS Chapters Program

SEEDS at Canyonlands National Park.

SEEDS chapters, as autonomous undergraduate student clubs, provide key focal points for local and regional environmental leadership advancement, community engagement, and career development activities. Since 1996, SEEDS has built a wide network of campus chapters across the country, and today, we are proud that more than 100 campus groups have affiliated with the program.


Welcome New SEEDS Chapters!

Our newest SEEDS Chapters this 2022-2023 academic year are:

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • Hampton University
  • University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)


2021-2022 Chapter Grants Awardee Projects

7 Chapters applied and were awarded 2021-2022 Chapter Grants. Here’s a description of their projects and quotes from their experiences!

  • CUNY Hunter SEEDS – Adirondack Mountains Trip
    • “The recent SEEDS excursion to the Adirondacks has incited me to delve deeper into the topic of ecology, and has encouraged me to plan future hikes with friends.”
  • Temple University SEEDS – Building Temple SEEDS
    • “thank you to SEEDS for making this semester possible for our club!”
  • Elmhurst University SEEDS – Field Work Opportunities through visits to the Morton Arboretum
    • “With this grant money we could ensure a local field trip to have our immersive first fieldwork experience with a variety of professional ecologists”
  • UC Riverside SEEDS  – Santa Cruz Island Research Field Trip
  • Warhawk SEEDS –  Educational trail
  • UC Davis – Weekend Camping Trip to Lake Tahoe
  • CU Boulder SEEDS – Professional Development Workshop Series
Multiple images from SEEDS Chapters projects funded with SEEDS Chapters grants.

Images submitted by SEEDS Chapters of projects funded with SEEDS Chapter Grants.

Learn more about the SEEDS Chapters Program

ESA is grateful to Ms. Vicki Moore for her major gift to re-energize our SEEDS Chapter Program in honor of her daughter, Kendra Chan. Kendra Chan died in a tragic SCUBA boat fire of the coast of Santa Barbara, CA in 2019 at age 26.

Kendra Chan


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