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
For the first time, the newly updated CNPS Rare Plant Inventory 9.5 makes available public searches on threats and the display of threat summary statistics for over 1,800 rare California native plants.
CNPS has been proud to be the voice for California’s native plants on a global stage, which helps build support for what we care about most here at home.
Threatened by mining, California's tiny and rare Inyo rock daisy is in danger of losing its entire range.