The Colorado Native Plant Society’s Education and Outreach Committee provides educational information and activities about Colorado native plants and natural landscapes both to Colorado Native Plant Society members and to the people of Colorado.

The Education and Outreach Committee specializes in:

Planning collaborative events
Presenting a variety of slide programs
Developing lesson plans to use in classrooms
Providing outreach through educational booths
Leading interpretive hikes that focus on plant identification and general ecology for the young and old alike.

Here is a listing of our Latest Education and Outreach Activities.

 

Public Education Events

If you would like the Education and Outreach Committee to speak to your group or otherwise support your educational event, please email committee chair David Julie at conps.outreach@gmail.com  Current Presentations and educational topics:

Colorado Life Zones
Colorful Colorado Wildflowers
Introduction to Plant Identification
Weeds on the Wild Side
Ecological Service of Weeds: Weed Management with wildlife in mind
Other topics by request

Other Projects:

Plant Materials Selection [Click to download list]
Plants to avoid in landscaping, revegetation, and restoration [Click to download list]

The Committee is looking for members who are interested in getting involved with CoNPS!

E&O Committee members will have the ability to educate the public by staffing the CoNPS outreach booth at upcoming events, lead interpretive hikes, develop informational materials to be used at CoNPS events, build lesson plans to use in Colorado classrooms, and educate the public by presenting a variety of slide programs. This is a great opportunity to share information about native plants and what our Society has to offer! Please contact David Julie at bldrjardin@live.com  if you would like to volunteer at an event or for further information about how you can assist the Education and Outreach Committee.

Spruce Gall
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Golden Gilled Garronema
(Chrysomphalina chrysophylla)
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Rocky Mountain Columbine
(Aquilegia saximontana)
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Avalanche Lily
(Erythronium grandiflorum)
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Alpine Forget-me-not (Eritrichium nanum)
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