some of our previous workshops and events
What comes to mind when you think of the winter holiday season? Do you think of evergreens and baking spices? Did you know that many of our native chaparral shrubs and forest trees are evergreen, and that native sages can remain fragrant for years after drying? Learn more about native plants while you create a holiday wreath, kissing ball, or garland!
Join us for the Friends of the Chico State Herbarium Annual Meeting, Guest Speaker, and Open House.
What trees are found in Northern California urban landscapes?
What key characteristics distinguish individual species?
What are the generalities and similarities between tree species to help you group them into families?
International Society of Arborists (ISA) units are available for this workshop.
Celebrate California’s Flora!
Submit your best native plant or native landscape images to our 7th annual fall photo event.
Join bee expert Rob Irwin to learn about the diversity and identification of northern California native bees.
Join Hugh Safford, Regional Ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service, to learn about the geology and ecology of serpentine areas in the northern Sierra Nevada.
Join CSU, Chico entomology professor Don Miller to learn about the butterflies of Butte County and their host plant affinities.
Optional fieldtrip on Friday, June 9
Understanding Riparian Ecology from the Perspective of Flowing Water
This field-based workshop will examine riparian ecology along the middle Sacramento River from the perspective of flowing river water: How has flowing water determined the location of plant species across the floodplain; How has the flowing water shaped the physical structure of the vegetation.
Who is eligible: 6th through 12th grade students.
1st Prize: $75 and Herbarium T-shirt
2nd Prize: $50 and Herbarium T-shirt
3rd Prize: $25 and Herbarium T-shirt
Are you interested in how to collect plants, press them, and make herbarium specimens? Learn about where to go to collect, how to obtain collection permits, proper collection practices & methods, including what types of data are needed while collecting in order to make specimen labels.