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 are partnering 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. Longtime workshop participant Steve Matson wrote up a nice summary of his 2014 workshop adventures for the newsletter of the Bristlecone Chapter of CNPS, which you can read here ("Have I got a Workshop for You!").

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.

2015 Workshop Schedule

To join the Friends of the Jepson Herbarium, 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