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
CNPS recently sampled more than 30 plant alliances in the Santa Susana Mountains, the first step toward creating vegetation classification and the first fine-scale map of the area's plant communities.
Tejon Ranch is simultaneously one of California’s most important and least known places. Now, 30,000 acres of this incredible region is slated for development via the Centenniel Specific Plan.
David Freeman is creating a Coastal Sage Scrub meadow on his property. Learn about the California native plants in his garden, and his wildlife visitors.