Jepson Herbarium Public Programs

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

Our public programs, supported by The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium, include workshops that are designed to accommodate both beginners and specialists. Participants in our workshops gain a unique perspective on the flora of California as they learn from experts and interact with fellow botanists.Workshops are limted to no more than 25 participants, and occur in a variety of formats including classroom lectures, lab activities, and extended field excursions.

To learn more about our workshops, please read this article about the program. Answers to common questions can be found in our FAQ.

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

2016 schedule

In 2015, we partnered with the UC Natural Reserve System to broaden the scope of the Workshop Program, to increase visibility of new and existing Reserves, and to enhance the complementary missions of the Jepson Herbarium and the UCNRS. We are pleased to continue this partnership in 2016.

For Beginning Students:
  Workshops with the word "Introduction" in the title are designed for participants with little or no botanical background.
All Other Workshops:
  Unless specifically stated otherwise, the content of our workshops is somewhat technical and the level of instruction assumes that participants have a general understanding of the subject matter. For example, participants in workshops about taxonomical subjects (Poaceae, Carex, etc.) should be familiar with plant morphology and have experience using a dichotomous key.
Previous Workshop Schedules:
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009. 2008, 2007 , 2006 , 2004–2005 , 2003–2004 , 2002–2003 , 2001–2002 , 2000–2001

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