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
The Wildlife Conservation Board voted to deny a controversial deal between CDFW and developers to swap land in the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve for land of lesser ecological value.
Wreath Masters, a friendly competition between botanic gardens, nurseries, CNPS and other partners throughout the state challenges participants to create holiday wreaths made with California native plants.
Ecological restoration is central to the well-being of Indigenous communities, who have tended, burned, and harvested California's ecosystems for millennia.