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.

Education projects and resources

Educator Conference

Educator Conference

Educators, join us on Thursday, June 22 at the Natural History Museum of LA for an engaging full-day conference connected to the beauty and diversity of California native plants.

Photo of Workshop participants in Truckee. By Alyssa Huante

Plant Science Workshops

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

Credit Jonathan Kemper
Credit Jonathan Kemper

Monthly Webinars

Check out our free monthly webinars for deep dives into topics like watering native plants, best pruning practices, choosing aromatic plants for the garden, and much more!

Student grant recipient Justin Luong in the field. Photo courtesy of Justin.


From scholarship grants to helpful resources for students exploring careers in ecology, botany, or other related fields, we’ve got you covered.

Kids’ education

Activities for Kids

See our collection of ideas and resources to get your classroom or family inspired.

North San Joaquin Chapter fieldtrip

Field Trips and Talks

Join the fun at CNPS chapter hike, tour, or talk near you! See upcoming events.

CNPS 2022 Conference Videos Now Available!

Catch up on the sessions you missed, or re-watch your favorite presentation.

Conference Videos

Become a Member!

Members receive free subscriptions to all CNPS publications, including Fremontia journal, Flora magazine, and local chapter newsletters.


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