Citizen Science

Volunteers Make a Difference!

Our citizen scientists conduct plant relocations, create demonstration gardens, teach botanical science, and help in the management of Florida's public lands.

FNPS operates at the forefront of "citizen science".  Many needed plant surveys, studies of plant distributions, tracking of rare plant population levels, and investigations of plant-pollinator relationships go undone due to lack of funding.  FNPS citizen scientists volunteer their time to fill this need.

FNPS has members who bring botanical knowledge and many years of experience to these projects, recruiting others, and guiding them through conducting needed studies that would otherwise not get done.

FNPS lets you make a difference.  As you do, you get great opportunities to explore natural Florida,  learn, and share your knowledge.

We need both young and old.  We need established scientists and those interested in learning.

We invite you to join us.

We can help you find projects that match your interests and knowledge.  We willingly teach.

Citizen scientists participate in many FNPS projects including all of those listed as featured projects.  Look for opportunities for

  • Plant rescues
  • Land management partners (volunteer to participate in a land management review)
  • Restoration projects (nuisance species control, planting)
  • Plant surveys
  • Research on native plants and native plant communities
  • Teaching community members and leaders about native plants
  • Etc.

Volunteer

Chapters develop and implement many citizen science projects.  

Look for opportunities for

  • Plant rescues
  • Restoration projects (nuisance species control, planting)
  • Plant surveys
  • Teaching community members and leaders about native plants
  • Design and creation of demonstration gardens
  • Lead field trips
  • Present programs
  • Run native plant sales to supply native plants to the community
  • Help run native plant nurseries (selected chapters do this)
  • Etc.

Contact your local chapter to volunteer.