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
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.
Plant Science Workshops
See a full list of upcoming CNPS workshops for professionals and lay people alike.
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!
From scholarship grants to helpful resources for students exploring careers in ecology, botany, or other related fields, we’ve got you covered.
Activities for Kids
See our collection of ideas and resources to get your classroom or family inspired.
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.
Become a Member!
Members receive free subscriptions to all CNPS publications, including Fremontia journal, Flora magazine, and local chapter newsletters.
Latest news and stories
Today, the California State Assembly passed AB 1573, transformative legislation requiring the use of native plants in public works and commercial landscaping projects.
Reflections on Global Biodiversity and How to Take ActionLearn 3 things you can do for biodiversity today and hear from CNPS Biodiversity Initiatives Director Andrea Williams.
Only Known Population Found of Rare California Native Plant Not Documented in Almost 30 YearsCNPS and partners celebrate "a truly thrilling find!"