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 chapters each spring to host dozens of garden tours up and down the state. Thousands of Californians are able to tour real native gardens thanks to the generous hosts.
CNPS and partners have created an updated, science-based resource to address post-fire land care and common misconceptions.
Developers are trying to advance a 2,000 acre project just south of Joshua Tree National Park without a proper Joint Project Review.