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
With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, the 2019-20 state budget allocates more than $18 million to advance biodiversity-focused projects.
Help for the Insect Apocalypse: Calscape Adds Host Plant Information for California Native Butterflies and MothsIf you care about the collapse of butterflies and other pollinators, this is a simple tool you can use to help in a very real way.
Been reading about the insect apocalypse and declining monarch butterfly populations? Find out why native insects important, and how to support them in a garden.