Native Plant Education

Opening doors, expanding minds

To know native plants is to want to protect them. That’s why education has been a central part of the CNPS mission for more than 50 years. The CNPS Education Program supports a wide range of activities and resources that inspire students, engage the public, and foster new generations of native plant professionals.

Education projects and resources

CNPS 2022 Conference art by Carly Lake
CNPS 2022 Conference art by Carly Lake

Conference Recordings

CNPS is pleased to present the full recordings and slides of all sessions and presentations from the sold-out CNPS 2022 Conference. Enter the password CNPS2022Conference to access.

Photo of Workshop participants in Truckee. By Alyssa Huante

Plant Science Workshops

See a full list of upcoming CNPS workshops for professionals and lay people alike.

Credit Jonathan Kemper
Credit Jonathan Kemper

Monthly Webinars

Check out our free monthly webinars for deep dives into topics like watering native plants, best pruning practices, choosing aromatic plants for the garden, and much more!

Student grant recipient Justin Luong in the field. Photo courtesy of Justin.


From scholarship grants to helpful resources for students exploring careers in ecology, botany, or other related fields, we’ve got you covered.

Kids’ education

Activities for Kids

See our collection of ideas and resources to get your classroom or family inspired.

North San Joaquin Chapter fieldtrip

Field Trips and Talks

Join the fun at CNPS chapter hike, tour, or talk near you! See upcoming events.

Become a Member!

Members receive free subscriptions to all CNPS publications, including the scientific journal, Flora magazine, and local chapter newsletters.


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