Giving Tuesday – Oral History Project

Giving Tuesday is December 1.  Donate to Our Oral History Project.

The Institute’s Oral History Project is a priority initiative requiring immediate action. Now is the time to capture the personal memories, stories, and insights from those who knew or met Seton. Your donation will help preserve Seton’s legacy by documenting his influence in today’s world. 

Seton was driven by his love and respect for our planet, the environment, and humanity. He shared his knowledge and respect for nature with others, laying the foundation for the Scouting Movement and other outdoor programs in the US – influencing millions. He believed that Native American cultures provided the ideal model for living as part of the world ecosystem.

His work spanned across many fields having positive impact on:

  • Nature Conservation: Theodore Roosevelt, Roger Tory Peterson, Sir David Attenborough, Dame Jane Goodall
  • Youth education: Lord Robert Baden Powell, Daniel Carter Beard
  • The Arts: Pete Seeger, Henry Merwin Shrady
  • Literature: John Burroughs, Rudyard Kipling, Rachel Carson
  • Native American advocacy: Chief Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux, Medicine Man Juan Gonzales, San Ildefonso Pueblo

Your generous donation today will support the cost of preparing, conducting, processing, and publishing interviews. With your help, we can build this treasured resource for now and future generations.

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