One of the primary goals of the Education Program is to support the upcoming generations of botanists, ecologists, environmental scientists, and environmental educators. We strive to support students in the following ways:
Volunteer/internship opportunities: If you want to help a conservation effort while building your skills, earning community service hours, learning or teaching others plant identification, vegetation sampling techniques, or rare plant survey skills, etc, we have opportunities for you! Local chapters always need volunteers and so do we at the state office. Email Josie at jcrawfordcnps.org.
Networking opportunities: chapter activities and state wide events include many conservation professionals from agencies, consulting firms, non-profits, and academia. They are a great place to meet other like-minded people. Contact your local chapter or look for events on Facebook and our homepage and don’t miss our Conferences and Symposia or Plant Science Workshops!
Training & career support: We have a work exchange program for our Plant Science workshops so you can take skill-building workshops with reduced or waved registration fees in exchange for helping us with the education program.
Research Needs/Ideas: topics important to our understanding of California flora from taxonomic conundrums to resource management questions important to conservation.