Education

FNPS actively practices conservation through education.

Our members act as ambasadors to communicate our mission to their neighbors and communities.

Monthly Programs

FNPS has 37 chapters with broad coverage across the state. Most chapters offer programs at monthly meetings. These programs typically provide both education and entertainment on subjects ranging from care of native landscapes, to rare plant conservation, to current issues in conservation, to wildlife and native bees, and a broad range of other subjects.

Field Trips

Field trips are an important part of educational outreach. They promote the mission of FNPS in a manner no other activities can. Field trips get people out into natural communities where they learn how ecosystems function and begin to appreciate the beauty of the native plants that are our heritage in Florida. It's a fact that people must first learn to love what they will later choose to protect.

FNPS sponsors numerous field trips annually both through our chapters and at the annual conference. In total, we offer over 200 field trips annually, each with a knowlegable leader and enthusiastic participants.

Annual Conference

The FNPS Annual Conference is a wonderful opportunity to expand one's knowledge of native plants, use of natives in local landscapes, and ecology. Programs range from those targetted at the newcomer to Florida to presentations on research. The typical program is both educational and entertaining.

The Conference typically has workshops that can provide continuing education credits for selected professional certifications.

Public Outreach

FNPS chapters participate in numerous community events. We produce a variety of pamphlets and flyers that cover a wide range of topics. Some of our documents may be downloaded for your use. See what's available here:
Downloadble Documents

Publications

FNPS produces a quarterly magazine, The Palmetto. This magazine has articles that are both educational and entertaining. None are overly technical.

The Sabal Minor is a bimonthly newsletter, usually distributed via email, that provides updates on the operations of FNPS and its activities. This publication typically provides seasonally appropriate educational information such as a plant profile.

Our chapters produce newsletters, most monthly or bi-monthly. A newsletter staple is a description of a Florida native plant that is appropriate for cultivating in the home landscape.

Online Social Media

An active volunteer group keeps our social media sites vibrant and current.

  • The FNPS blog provides frequent, entertaining, and educational content. The current article is featured on our home page. You can see the entire history of articles by visiting the blog site.
  • The FNPS Facebook site has thousands of enthusiastic friends and an active participating community.
  • FNPS has a Twitter site that announces upcoming events and items of interest to members and native plant enthusiasts.