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 Conservation Program intern and Stanford University student Fiona O'Keeffe shares her observations on forestry, fire, and collaboration.
As the Re-Oak project moves into its second year, CNPS and local groups will facilitate oak planting days, ongoing acorn processing, and more.
Follow these design tips to create a native plant garden will be enjoyed by both you and your homeowners association (HOA).