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UM SEEDS at University of Michigan


Chapter Information

  • Academic Year: 2012-2013
  • Chapter Website (if applicable):
  • Chapter email(if applicable):


Advisor Information

  • Ivette Perfecto, School of Natural Resources and Environment Professor
  • Email:


Chapter Activities


A descriptive summary of each of the major Chapter activities (seminars/workshops, field trips, fundraisers, outreach/community service, etc.) during the past academic year. The activity, the timeframe, and the persons involved (Chapter members, campus, school students, community, etc.). People who were included and served, and how many.

UM SEEDS Chapter’s main event during the academic year is Bioblitz. For the last two years we’ve been able to conduct two successful Bioblitz events with Western International High School.

Detroit, MI –This year a group of volunteers from the University of Michigan and students from Western International High School in Detroit conducted a biodiversity survey in Belle Isle as part of the 2013 SEEDS National Coordinated BioBlitz.
Led by chapter leaders of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability (SEEDS) program, the event aimed to increase awareness of local biodiversity and the importance of environmental stewardship of our remaining wildlife and natural areas.
The purpose of this event is to promote local ecological knowledge and increase participation of underrepresented groups in ecological education. In this specific event, 80 students from Western International High School conducted surveys of wildlife present on Belle Isle with the help of volunteers from the University of Michigan. The identification groups included: insects, mammals/birds, fungi, amphibians and plants/shrubs. Faculty, employees, undergraduate and graduate students facilitated this initiative by working directly with the students, helping them with species identification and documentation.

What best describes the activities of your chapter this past academic year?

Community Outreach, K12 Classroom Education

A summary of the Chapter’s ideas or plans for the next academic year.

Recruitment → Festifall, Winterfest, Northfest, class announcements

Emphasizing national SEEDS involvement

Science Club Collaboration Initiative( i.e. planet blue, biology club, pite,etc.)

2 general chapter meetings per month ( documentary, BYOL( bring your own lunch) with speaker, preparing for our field trip, creative environmental art projects( i.e.drawing,painting, candle making, etc.))

1 field trip per month ( i.e.national preservation, local schools, local gardens, CDC)
ecological and educational outreach → community members( Ypsi, Ann Arbor Detroit)