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.

Restoring Nature’s Relationships

Did you miss the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference? Watch Behavioral Ecologist Doug Tallamy’s stirring opening plenary on the urgent need for native plant landscapes.

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Education projects and resources

Treasure Hunters in the desert keying out an Astragalus plant. Photo by Amber Swanson.
Treasure Hunters in the desert keying out an Astragalus plant. Photo by Amber Swanson.

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

Get involved in the original citizen science effort to help California’s rarest plants.

CNPS Plant ID workshop.
CNPS Plant ID workshop.

Plant Science Training

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

Credit Stacey Flowerdew.
Credit Stacey Flowerdew.

Conferences & Symposia

Get inspired, meet others, and learn the latest from the native plant movement.

Students

From educational grants and research to children’s activities, we’ve got you covered.

Bee on California Fuchsia. Photo: Veronica Bowers
Bee on California Fuchsia. Photo: Veronica Bowers

Education Resources

Peruse our full collection of helpful downloads, tools, websites, and more!

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 Fremontia journal, Flora magazine, and local chapter newsletters.

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