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
Get involved in the original citizen science effort to help California’s rarest plants.
See a full list of upcoming CNPS workshops for professionals and lay people alike.
Latest news and stories
A conversation about the inspiration for Matt's latest book, botany's emerging hipster status, and the one thing he most wants to instill in his students.
"What we’re asking for is to be listened to. As the first people of this place, I feel that’s the respect we should have," Vincent Medina.
Blend into the scenery and strike a #PlantPose. Share your photos by Monday, October 22 for a chance to win prizes! Show us how plants move, look, and make you feel!