California Native Plant Society

Education Program

CNPS Workshops and Professional Training

The Plant Science Training Program specializes in providing workshops for professional botanists, biologists, and ecologists to teach the skills and provide the tools and resources for conducting sound scientific surveys for rare plants, rare plant communities, vegetation, and wetlands. Discounted registration fees are offered to CNPS Members. (Join CNPS here)

CNPS Plant Science Workshops - 2016 Schedule
Click on each workshop name for details and registration (if the name is not a link, no additional information is available yet, please check back soon). Pre-registration is required for all CNPS workshops. Please contact Becky Reilly, CNPS Events Coordinator, with any questions or for more information: or (916) 447-2677 x207.
Feb 25-26 How to Photograph Flowering Plants Like A Pro
Location: San Diego
Instructor: Phil Roullard
Mar 14-15 Rare Plant Survey Protocols
Location: Oxnard & Malibu
Instructors: Heath Bartosh, Aaron Sims
Apr 3-6 Measuring & Monitoring Plant Populations
Location: Zzyzx
Instructor: John Willoughby
May 18-20 Wetland & Riparian Plant Identification
Location: Ojai
Instructor: David Magney
Jul 19-21 Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé
Location: White Mountains
Instructors: Jennifer Buck-Diaz, Julie Evens
TBA Vegetation Mapping
Location: Bay Area TBA
Instructors: Julie Evens, Todd Keeler-Wolf, John Menke
TBA Intro to Plant Identification
Location: Northern CA TBA
Instructor: TBA
TBA Intro to Plant Identification
Location: Southern CA TBA
Instructor: TBA

Do you have ideas for new workshops, or know someone who would like to teach a future CNPS workshop? Your suggestions are welcome! Please e-mail your thoughts to Becky Reilly ().

Note that some details, including price and exact locations, are subject to change.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

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