Supporting the next generation
What better way to invest in the future of California’s native plants than our students. From scholarships and research opportunities to grade school activities, CNPS and its 35 chapters believe deeply in sharing what we have today, for tomorrow. Read on to learn more about CNPS student offerings, including: Financial support, Volunteering and internships, Opportunities to present research, Networking at CNPS and partner events, Curriculum and materials for teachers.
Student and educational resources
CNPS awards seven education funds a year to students and researchers studying California’s native flora.
Inspire your kids with our collection of botanical activities, nature journaling curriculum, and more.
Latest news and stories
In 1997, teaching 6th graders at the Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School, I first discovered the San Gabriel Mountains.
Kids need nature, and we as parents, educators, and caring adults, need to provide access to it for them.
Large storms brought life to the desert. While exploring out in the desert one summer, a CNPS botanist, came across many more rare species than they thought they would and shares his findings.