Sea Rocket Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society


See the Calendar and Newsletter tabs within this web site for upcoming events.  And be sure to check out our Facebook page or by searching searocketchapterfnps.
Sea Rocket Chapter Mission:  Promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.  

We do this through education, community outreach, volunteering, field trips, guest speakers, charitable giving, and supporting scientific research.

The Sea Rocket Chapter is based in north and central Brevard County including the communities of Titusville, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Port St. John, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge,  Mims, and Scottsmoor. Mailing Address and General Membership Meeting Location: Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, Florida 32780  Attention: Sea Rocket Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. 

We generally meet the 4th Wednesday of each month, except during July, November, and December. Our Social Time begins at 6:00pm and the meeting begins at 6:30pm where we have a few minutes of business, followed by a speaker and presentation. Please review the calendar tab to confirm each meeting's date, speaker, and presentation topic.


All Sea Rocket Chapter meetings and activities are free and open to the public.

What We Do

Field Trips

We have field trips to visit the wonderful flora in our area, some of which can be found no where else on earth!  Our field trip leader is Dr. Paul Schmalzer, plant ecologist with the Kenedy Space Center (formerly) and UCF. Check our Calendar page for upcoming hikes.  

Plant Sales

We have plant sales throughout the year to help you acquire native plants for your own backyard or business.  All of the sales are attended by knowledgeable members who are happy to help answer any questions you may have or give you some guidance as to what natives may do well in your yard or garden. 

Would you like to know more about some of Florida's native plants and have the opportunity to learn about natives at a single locaiton?  If so, join us as a volunteer at one of our sales!

Volnteer shifts include 8:30am - 11:30am and 10:30am to 1:30pm.  Opportunities include working in the sales tent adding up tickets, collecting payments, sharing brochures and other information, sales help, assisting with set up and takedown, and more!  You can sign up for a single shift, or for the entire day.

If interested, please contact any Board member, or email

We're already planning our next sale, which will be held on April 20th at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, in Titusville.  Once arrangements have been completed, we'll post a list of plants within our calendar that shows the plants we expect to have available. 

Remember, Sea Rocket Chapter members are eligible for discounts and we now accept credit cards!

Contact Us ! 

Our Current Board Members are:

  1. President - Paul Schmalzer, Ph.D.

  2. Vice President - OPEN

  3. Treasurer - Paul Schmalzer, Ph.D., Acting

  4. Secretary - Laura Covel

  5. Chapter Representative - Elizabeth Bishop

  6. Membership - Beverly Lewis

  7. Education / Outreach - OPEN

  8. Plant Sales / Gardens - Paul Schmalzer, Ph.D.

  9. Hike Leader - Paul Schmalzer, Ph.D.

  10. Newsletter - Brittany Bayliss 

  11. Hospitality - Elizabeth Bishop

  12. Social Media - Laura Covel

  13. At Large - John Stiner

Photo Credit: Bryan Ames, Railroad Vine

Published on  March 11th, 2024