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Jepson Herbarium Public Programs
Celebrating Our 20th Season!

Bruce Baldwin identifying a plant Class at a vernal pool Class in the White Mountains Margriet Wetherwax examining a plant

A special message from Brent Mishler

Dear Friends,
Once the 1993 edition of The Jepson Manual was published, I realized we had an incredible opportunity to expand the mission of the Jepson Friends organization into public outreach, beginning by taking this new resource into the field with the content experts who had developed it. Thus, the workshop program was born. We started with local workshops focused on taxonomy. Within a few years, we had expanded to include multi-day floristic explorations, basic botany courses, and specialty workshops in topics beyond taxonomy. Twenty years later, the workshop program is still growing and going strong. We've offered over 400 workshops in more than 50 locations across California... and three foreign countries! In 2012, we published The Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition. Today, many of our prestigious instructors also use the Jepson eFlora in their courses. Regardless of location, references, or technological advances, the workshops maintain the same underlying principles of the 1994 workshop program; excellence, collaboration, and a sense of adventure.

For our 20th field season, we've put together the best schedule yet. Whether you are a longtime participant or first time visitor to our program, thank you for your support. We couldn't have done it without you.

Here's to another 20 years!

Brent Mishler
Director, University and Jepson Herbaria

Our public programs, supported by The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium, include workshops that are designed to accommodate both beginners and specialists. The workshops provide participants access to uniquely tailored content that is delivered by recognized experts. Workshops occur in a variety of formats including classroom lectures, lab activities, and extended field excursions.

To learn more about our workshops, please read our FAQ.

You can also read occasional updates and notes about the workshop program on our blog.

Workshop Schedules

The 2015 Schedule will be posted in early December, 2014

To receive a message when the new schedule is announced, subscribe to our mailing list (we will not share your information with anyone). Members of the The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium receive the schedule one week before the general public.

Special Features of our Workshops:
   • Limited class size
 • Great diversity of subject matter
 • Instruction from recognized experts
 • Hassle-free participation — all details handled by Friends staff
Basic Botany Workshops:
  Designed for participants with little or no botanical background.
All Other Workshops:
  Designed for botanists, ecologists, conservationists, naturalists, educators, interested amateurs, biological consultants, and federal and state agency employees. Unless specifically stated otherwise, the content of these workshops is somewhat technical and the level of instruction will assume that participants have a general understanding of the subject matter.
Previous Workshop Schedules:

Contact the Public Programs Coordinator
phone (510) 643-7008