What We Do
General Membership Meetings
Our members generally meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Exceptions include July, when we have our annual picnic, November when we meet on the 3rd Wednesday, and December, when we have our holiday party. Our meetings start at 6:30 pm but come at 6:00 for refreshments and socializing. Our meetings are held at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL.
Monthly guest speakers give presentations on a variety of fascinating topics relevant to the Mission of the Florida Native Plant Society and Sea Rocket Chapter. Please check our web site's Calendar page or the current Sea Rocket newsletter to confirm each month's meeting date and program information.
All Sea Rocket meetings and activities are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
We see some of the most beautiful habitats and preserves in our area, with unique and interesting plants (and animals), some of which are found nowhere else on earth! Our field trips are lead by Dr. Paul Schmalzer, plant ecologist with the Kenedy Space Center and UCF. View upcoming field trip information on the Sea Rocket Calendar page or in the current Sea Rocket newsletter. Our field trips to conservation lands in central Florida are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Sea Rocket Chapter volunteers have plant sales several times a 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. Sea Rockeet members are entitled to a special discount on their plant purchases at Sea Rocket plant sales. Not a Sea Rocket member? Sign up the day of the sale and claim your discount!!! Check our calendar page and newsletter for upcoming sales. We now accept credit cards!
Outreach is an important part of our Chapter's activities. In addition to plant sales, we participate in multiple festivals throughout the year including Earthday, Harvest Fest, Pioneer Day, and others. We also have an Annual Picnic in July and a Holiday Party each December. Check out our Calendar page and the current Sea Rocket newsletter for more information on upcoming events.
Volunteers are needed all the time to keep the Sea Rocket Chapter fulfilling its Mission: The purpose of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. If you think you'd like to be involved, but are new to native plants, no problem! We have many opportunities to learn and be a part of helping Florida save its vanishing flora and natural lands.
Volunteer opportunities exist for maintaining the gardens at the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program's Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville, helping with plant sales and other outreach events, helping with the newsletter, web site, and Facebook page, bringing refreshments to meetings, and serving on our Board of Directors. Volunteering is a great chance to learn, and to meet and work with biologists, master gardeners, and people who care about the outdoors and conserving Florida's wild places.
For more information on volunteering email firstname.lastname@example.org.