NPSNM Mission Statement
The Native Plant Society of New Mexico (NPSNM) is a non-profit organization that strives to educate the public about native plants by promoting knowledge of plant identification, ecology and uses; fostering plant conservation and the preservation of natural habitats; supporting botanical research; and encouraging the appropriate use of native plants to conserve water, land and wildlife.
Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of the months March, April, May, June, October, September, and October. We meet in the boardroom at the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (118 Cruz Alta Rd), 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us and bring your friends!
NOTE: Our schedule is subject to change. Please check our Facebook page for updates. Also watch for our articles in 2nd Thursday Taos News Home & Garden Section. Questions? email us at TaosNPS@gmail.com or call Jan at 575-751-0511.
Grant Opportunity for Taos County Educators
The Taos Chapter /NPSNM is offering two $250 grants for education relating to native plants in the fields of botany, biology, or ecology. Our organization is committed to helping local educators ignite students' love and appreciation of botany and plants. The focus of proposed projects can cover, but is not limited to, the following: effects of invasive or non-native plants on native plant communities; environmental factors affecting native plants, such as drought or native pollinators; restoration ecology; and conservation biology.
Grants will be awarded to school teachers or educators in non-profit organizations in Taos County who submit a proposal for a student project, keeping in mind the mission of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico (see below).
The deadline is March 31, 2019. The Taos Chapter Executive Board will review the applications and successful applicants will be notified by April 15. To apply:
- Follow the Application Format below
- Submit the Application [as a .PDF or .doc(x) attachment] by email to: TaosNPS@gmail.com
- Type “NPSNM /Taos Grant Application” in the email subject line
- Attach your resume or CV
- Do not exceed two pages, please.
- Funds must be used by the end of the 2019-2020 school year
- For more information email TaosNPS@gmail.com or call 575-751-0511
Upon completion of the funded project, the Taos chapter will request a short letter or email describing how the funds were used, with photos (including photo releases), to be used in print media (e.g., the NPSNM quarterly newsletter and the Taos News), the NPSNM website, and social media. In addition we ask that an oral presentation be made at a chapter meeting in 2020.
A hard copy of the grade 9-12 curriculum guide, “From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear,” will be awarded to teacher recipients. All teachers are encouraged to download a PDF of this science curriculum for New Mexico from the NPSNM website: www.npsnm.org
APPLICATION FORMAT for NPSNM Taos Chapter $250 grant
- Name of Project
- Applicant information
- Individual contact name
- Anticipated outcome and benefits of the project
- Number and school level of students impacted by the grant
- Why do you need this grant?
- Overall Project Cost and percentage that this grant money will cover (if not 100%)
Videotaping is provided by the Digital Arts Media Department of UNM-Taos.
If you would like to view recordings of past meetings, they are available on YouTube here.
Taos Chapter History HERE