California Native Plant Society


One of the primary goals of the Education Program is to support the upcoming generations of botanists, ecologists, environmental scientists, and environmental educators. We strive to support students in the following ways:

Financial support: See Educational Grants and contact your local chapter about regional support (many chapters have independent scholarship programs for students.

Volunteer/internship opportunities: If you want to help a conservation effort while building your skills, earning community service hours, learning or teaching others plant identification, vegetation sampling techniques, or rare plant survey skills, etc, we have opportunities for you! Local chapters always need volunteers and so do we at the state office.

Opportunities to present research: our regular conferences and symposia  provide a venue to present papers and posters. Local chapters have evening programs once a month and often need speakers.   

Networking opportunities: chapter activities and state wide events include many conservation professionals from agencies, consulting firms, non-profits, and academia. They are a great place to meet other like-minded people. Contact your local chapter or look for events on Facebook and our homepage and don’t miss our Conferences and Symposia or Plant Science Workshops!

Research Needs/Ideas:  topics important to our understanding of California flora from taxonomic conundrums to resource management questions important to conservation.

Conferences and Symposia

Botanical Resources


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