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
Many California native plants are great for arrangements. Learn which ones to grow a garden to bring a sense of place indoors.
Bavikatte calls for solidarity with Indigenous peoples worldwide who are fighting for the right to care for their homelands, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s a necessity.
Photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have made California wildflowers their cause and their rallying point in their new coffee table book, "Beauty and the Beast: California’s Wildﬂowers and Climate Change."