In early 2017, the UC Davis SEEDS group (that stands for Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) connected with us with a will to help. They held several Skype meetings with our team and brought a CALeDNA workshop to the UC Davis campus. We were worried that being largely in southern California, the CALeDNA core team wouldn't be able to recruit citizen science help up north. Boy were we wrong! SEEDS has organized trips to several UC Natural Reserves and has facilitated training on how to use the app and the kit, while managing the distribution of supplies. SEEDS members have brought in their partners, family, and friends to sample for CALeDNA, and hearing their responses to the program has shaped our strategy forward. We thank UC Davis SEEDS and hope that other campuses develop such proactive and integrative student groups!