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. 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.

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.

To learn more about our workshops, please read this 2014 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.

We are now accepting applications for our 2016 California Naturalist Training. Click here for complete details

The 2016 schedule will be available in early December, 2015.

Subscribe to our Mailing List to find out when the new schedule is announced. Members of the Friends of the Jepson Herbarium receive the schedule a week before the general public. To join the Friends, click here.

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:
  Introductory courses that are 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