Welcome to the SCB Kingston Chapter!

The Society for Conservation Biology is a local group committed to promoting environmental and conservation endeavors in the Kingston area. The society is composed entirely of volunteers from the community who meet weekly to discuss relevant current events, host guest speakers, and organize the community outreach programs for which the SCB has become well known.

The Kingston SCB has weekly meetings and hosts evening seminars on topics relating to conservation each school term. Weekly meetings usually include an issue presentation by one of our members, committee reports and updates on current projects (e.g. education committee planting events, research on current local issues, letter writing campaigns, information on upcoming seminars, etc.) and then a summary of conservation and environment topics recently in the news. Visitors to weekly meetings are welcome!

Our Chapter Committees

The Education & Committee organizes schoolyard naturalization projects and curriculum-based presentations in Kingston schools. It is also involved with community outreach, organizing the seminar series and fundraising activities including running the Fish and Frogs program.

The Photo Contest Committee organizes the yearly Photo Contest and silent auction of nature themed photos, along with producing calendars, Christmas cards or other fundraising material with each year’s winners for sale around December.

The Social Committee organizes environmentally focused events for the members, along with fundraising evenings, such as our annual Hallowe’en party.

The Sustainable Campus Committee is responsible for naturalizing the outdoor atrium of the Biosciences Complex and other sustainable initiatives on campus.

The Conservation Issues Committee is responsible for keeping members up to date on conservation issues of local, regional and global focus.

The Advertising Committee informs members of the Kingston community of upcoming events within all committees in creative ways.

For more information about what the committees do, take a look at some their past events.

Meet our members

The 2013-2014 Executives:

  • Co-Presidents:
      Meera - 9mm97(at)queensu.ca
      Molly - 9mjt6(at)queensu.ca
  • Vice Presidents:
      Colleen - 8cmmb1(at)queensu.ca
  • Treasurer and Secretary:
      Megan - 9mar1(at)queensu.ca
  • Web Master:
      Courtenay - 0cj9(at)queensu.ca
  • Advertiser:
      Monica - 1mls1(at)queensu.ca
  • Faculty Advisor:
      Dr. Vicki Friesen - vlf(at)queensu.ca

The 2013-2014 Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Education/Programs:
      Hayley - 13hr11(at)queensu.ca
      Rebecca - 8rc28(at)queensu.ca
  • Photo Contest:
      Caitlin - 0cvc1(at)queensu.ca
      Jackie - jacqueline(at)live.com
      Monica - 1mls1(at)queensu.ca
  • Sustainability:
      Rebecca – 1rs8(at)queensu.ca
      Fiona -0fae(at)queensu.ca
      Jesse - 9jes11(at)queensu.ca
  • Social:
      Anastasia - 8as65(at)queensu.ca
      Madison - 0mccg(at)queensu.ca
  • Issues:
      Phil - 0pa6(at)queensu.ca
      Olivia - 0ok6(at)queensu.ca
Note: Due to the increase in e-mail bots our e-mail addresses have "(at)" instead of the typical "@" and should be replaced with the "@" symbol when sending e-mails.


Want to become a member? Membership in the Kingston local chapter allows you to:

  • Vote on SCB matters
  • Attend general meetings
  • Participate on committees
  • Serve on the executive

  • You can become a member through the following ways:

  • Sign up at an SCB event or weekly meeting
  • Contact us at scb(at)queensu.ca

  • Membership in the Chapter is open to everyone and has included Queen's undergraduate and graduate students, faculty from Queen's and the Royal Military College, as well as members of the Kingston community.
    Annual membership in the Kingston SCB is just $5.

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