Officers

President: Jan Martenson

Vice President: Dodie Nelson

Secretary: Diana Rushing

Treasurer: Martha Brown

Membership Chair: Vacant

Chapter Representative: Jan Martenson

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Taos Teacher Grants

From the initial keynote presentation to the final field trips, the September state conference of the Native Plant Society in Taos was a tremendous success.  We want to pass along that success to our local teachers and students by offering two $250 grants for education relating to native plants in the fields of botany, biology or ecology.

Grants will be awarded to any school or teacher in Taos County according to the following guidelines, keeping the mission of the Native Plant Society of NM in mind (see below).  Funds can be used anytime in calendar year 2018.

Also, a hard copy of the grade 9-12 curriculum guide “From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear,” will be awarded to each grant recipient.  All teachers are encouraged to download a PDF of this science curriculum for New Mexico from the welcome page of the state Native Plant Society website: https://www.npsnm.org 

After the project is completed, the Taos Chapter asks for a short letter or email describing how the funds were used and photos (with photo releases) to be used in print media, social media and the Native Plant Society of NM website.

Instructions for grant submissions:

  • Please submit the following grant proposal in Word or PDF format to: TaosNPS@gmail.comClick here for Grant Application.
  • Please type “NPSNM Taos Grant Application” in the email subject line
  • DO NOT exceed 2 pages for this application. Thank you!
  • Deadline for grant submissions: 12-31-2017.
  • Funds to be used in calendar year 2018.
  • Multiple applications for different educational purposes or projects in the same school are welcome.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 1-31-2018
  • For more information call: 575-751-0511 after November 19.

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.

Happenings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the months March, April, May, June, October, and November.  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.

Meeting Videos

If you would like to view recordings of past meetings, they are available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNxVcucbNYai7KSPYkJ64UpN2Vd6jVNfh.

Chapter History

Taos Chapter History HERE