Education Grants Proposals Due

Education Committee
May 15, 2018 5:00PM


The Education Committee encourages educators throughout our state to develop projects about native plants and plant habitats for their classes. Teachers who have been granted awards can serve as mentors for other teachers hoping to do similar projects in their school districts. Education grants are also available for projects linked to gardens, museums, parks and other public displays of or about native plants.

Grants for WNPS members, funded by WNPS member contributions, are available for education projects that further the goals of the Society. Please contact committee chair Fayla Schwartz if you have any questions.

Education proposals are reviewed by the Education Committee twice annually. Deadlines for submission are May 15 and November 15 each year.

Featured Events

2018 Study Weekend
Rainbows of Wildflowers

May 4-6, 2018

The Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters are preparing an amazing Study Weekend event in the Klickitat County area of Washington, including the Columbia Gorge and the heart of the Cascades Mountains.  25 hikes, 2 Key Note speakers and workshops including how to use the new Plant List Database, and more will be a part of this year’s event. Photo by Don Hardin. View updates on registration.

2018 Workshop:
Knowing Your Grasses

June 27, 28, 29, 2018;
Wed & Thur 9-5PM; Fri 9-1PM

University of Washington - Hitchcock Hall, Seattle

"Knowing Your Grasses" is critical to many fields of science and practice, including wetland identification and delineation, ecosystem restoration, erosion control, and interpretation of natural history. Beautiful and diverse, grasses are globally important in many ways. WNPS proudly partners with  the UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum to offer this grass identification workshop.  
Photo:  Arrhenatherum elatius by Fred Weinmann