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
Ruling cited a range of issues, including, wildfire risks, climate change, protection of the endangered Quino Checkerspot Butterfly, and lack of affordable housing.
Governor Newsom signs CNPS-sponsored AB 223 into law, providing important new protections for California’s imperiled dudleyaAuthored by San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward, AB 223 is part of an effort to stop rampant poaching of dudleya plants by making it illegal to remove them from state and private lands without a permit or landowner permission and by establishing penalties for those convicted of doing so. AB 223 is the first piece of California legislation that deals specifically with plant poaching.
Bloom! California is a statewide effort led by the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to increase the promotion, sale and use of native plants. Over 75 nurseries have partnered to offer a curated selection of native plants, bolstered by accessible and inspirational educational resources for consumers, including a Gardener’s Guide, Bloom! California website, video series and more.