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Jepson Herbarium Public Programs
Celebrating Our 20th Season!
A special message from Brent MishlerDear 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!
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.
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