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Become a Native Plant Master Trainer!NPM Trainer holding Native Plant Master Manual

We are looking for volunteers who would like to become a Native Plant Master Trainer themselves and teach Native Plant Master offerings.

Why Volunteer?

  • Teaching a Native Plant Master (NPM) course or special class can be a very rewarding way of spreading the word about native plants and human connections to Colorado’s ecosystems.
  • It’s a great way to cement and expand your knowledge.
  • It counts toward the NPM educational contact requirement to gain or maintain your status as a certified Native Plant Master volunteer.

What are the requirements? Trainers are selected based on their educational background and demonstrated ability to teach science content in an engaging and interactive manner. How do I apply? To apply to become a NPM Trainer, complete the Metro to Mountain NPM Trainer Application.

Do you work or volunteer as an educator? If so, you can educate others as a NPM volunteer through your current job or other volunteer position. If you are not yet a certified Native Plant Master, see our Certified Native Plant Master page for information on how to volunteer.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.