CNPS Student & Early Career Workshops

Photo: Elizabeth Kubey

California Native Plant Society’s student workshops provide aspiring botanists, biologists, and ecologists the scientific skills and practical experience necessary to assess, manage, and protect native plants and lands in California and beyond. Current students and graduates within 1-year are welcome to attend the student workshops. Also check out our Plant Science Workshops.

COVID-19: All workshop participants need to be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of the workshop, providing proof of vaccination/test before attending.*

2022 Student & Early Career Workshops

Fort Ord Reserve, Photo by Amy Patten
Fort Ord Reserve, Photo by Amy Patten

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt and Vegetation Sampling Training at Fort Ord Natural Reserve

March 29-30, 2022
Marina, CA
Taught by Amy Patten, Jennifer Buck-Diaz, Tom Reyes, Alexis LaFever-Jackson, Molly Wiebush
Free for students, recent graduates, and early career participants

General Information

Before registering, please review our workshop cancellation policy, registration and payment policy, and participant expectations. Note that some details, including exact locations of classroom or field sites, may be subject to change.

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If you have questions about any workshops, or suggestions for future workshop topics and instructors, e-mail Alyssa Huante,

Covid Protocols

*All workshop participants need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination before attending. If a participant is unvaccinated due to a valid medical reason, we accept a negative COVID-19 test result that is within three days of the workshop start date. Participants are required to send the workshop coordinator a scan or photo of proof of vaccination/test result. This information will be kept strictly confidential and deleted following review of Education staff. We will notify you when your proof of vaccination has been approved and subsequently deleted. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 state and CDC guidelines. We will be enforcing all recommended guidelines, including mask wearing, social distancing and other protocols. As COVID-19 variants continue to spread, there may be a possibility that we must cancel a workshop(s). By registering for a workshop, you agree to abide by all safety guidelines and protocols; you also acknowledge that a workshop may need to be canceled due to developments related to COVID-19. If CNPS cancels a workshop, your registration fee will be fully refunded. Our top priority is your safety and security, as well as those of participants and CNPS staff.