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
See how Brook Wagner, a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, transformed her lawn into a California native wildflower oasis and habitat garden.
The coast yellow leptosiphon and the Lassics lupine now have state endangered species protection, thanks in large part to two CNPS members who stepped forward to champion these sensitive species.
This year’s Big Day of Giving starts at the stroke of midnight on Thursday, May 3, and you can help us make it our most successful Big Day yet!