Important Chapter Material

Here you will find a variety of useful materials and documents to get your chapter going, to keep your chapter active, and to provide additional information to students.  Please let us know if you have suggestions for other materials to include here.  We welcome suggestions!


Chapter Handbook
Ecology clubs can play a vital role in ecology education. They provide an opportunity for experiences that the textbook, lecture, and even laboratory cannot match. This handbook is intended to serve as a resource to students who aspire to promote ecological awareness, education, outreach, and action through the work of ecology clubs. Already existing ecology clubs can use it us a resource for new ideas. Schools that hope to start an ecology club can use it as a resource for registration information, club establishment guidelines, fundraising and activity ideas.

2014 SEEDS Brochure
PDF version of ESA’s SEEDS brochure that could be useful for new chapter member recruitment.

National Coordinated Collegiate BioBlitz
SEEDS student Zack Brym (University of Michigan) came up with the idea of a nationally coordinated collegiate BioBlitz.  Some of the materials he came up with to help organize a campus BioBlitz:

USA National Phenology Network
SEEDS 2008-09 Fellow Serge Farinas (Clayton State University) came up with the idea of SEEDS Chapters collaborating on a national level with the USA NPN in their various phenology projects.  More information:

Student Opportunities List
SEEDS updates this list of various student opportunities (grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships, etc) for undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students.