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
Chris Paulus on decades of fire suppression and how agencies are returning fire to Sierra Nevada habitat.
Antonio Sanchez has worked with native plants all over California. Read this lively and frank conversation about what it's like to work with natives plants, play in a band, and stay connected to the big picture.
An international mining company wants re-open a restored road and plans to begin exploratory drilling in Conglomerate Mesa. Hear from a scientist studying the region's flora.