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
The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), a forward-thinking coalition, works to map every bit of the vegetation in biodiversity hotspot 828-square-mile Marin county.
Natalie had lost ten acres and dozens of trees to the 2017 wine country fires. With the help of CNPS, she has now planted 21 oak seedlings and is watching her land come back from the fire.
Just as we take a breather from the recent Centennial development decision, another leapfrog mega-development is threatening precious Southern California habitat – this time at the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park.