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
Available for download now. In this special issue of Fremontia, we explore a few of California's urban wildlands through the lens of native vegetation and wildlife recovery projects.
Tish learned from CNPS how to replace a hillside with 30 year-old ice plant to a flourishing native plant garden. She loves all the birds that now visit her garden.
Behind the scenes with the author of the new CNPS Press book, Illustrated Flora of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.