• Save the Date

    Annual Chapter Potluck and Slideshow

    Lucas Valley Community Center,
    1201 Idylberry Rd.
    San Rafael, CA 94903

    Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Join members, families, and friends for an evening of
    delicious food, beautiful pictures, and good company.

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    Events Calendar

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    Plant of the Month

    Learn about a featured Marin native plant in bloom now.

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  • CNPS Educational Grants Available

    The CNPS Educational Grant application period has opened.
    Proposals are due on Sept 30.
    Please see details on the CNPS webpage:
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Junior Botanist

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The Junior Botanist Program was initiated in 1997 by Wendy Dreskin who was at that time the education chair for the Marin chapter of the CNPS.  Wildcare now runs this program and currently has six schools participating.

WildCare’s Junior Botanist Program introduces students to native trees, ferns, flowers and grasses. Starting at Kindergarten level, students learn five trees and their cones/seeds/acorns, four ferns, ten flowers and six grasses.  The number increases at each grade level, through Eighth Grade.  At the end of each learning level, the students are awarded a Junior Botanist certificate.

Program Premise

Plants are the basis of the food web, and threats to them impact all animals. When non-native plants replace native plants, many animal species lose a valuable food source. This is especially devastating to the many endangered species of the Bay Area.

How does it work?

A volunteer comes to a Marin classroom in the fall and introduces the program to the students.  Lessons are taught throughout the school year by the classroom teacher with the help of study kits.  This program is free to teachers with an $85.00 fully refundable deposit.  

Download the Junior Botanist Study Kits below.

For more information call (415-457-3949) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wendy Dreskin.