FNPS actively practices conservation through education.
Our members act as ambassadors to communicate our mission to their neighbors and communities.
FNPS has 38 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. To find the chapter nearest you, visit our chapter page.
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.
The video below was produced for public education on Florida wildflowers and natural ecosystems at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. The wildflower walk was led by Craig Huegel and Rodger Hammer, FNPS members.
We recommend that you view this video on a device that is at least as wide as a tablet.
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…Read More >>
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:
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.…Read More >>
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.
- The FNPS YouTube Channel has videos about Milkweed species and how to identify them, prescribed burning, field trips to Florida's outstanding natural areas, award winning landscapes, and much more!
FNPS has a Twitter site that announces upcoming events and items of interest to members and native plant enthusiasts