Advancing Rare Plant Conservation
CPC Rare Plant Academy is a hub of learning, sharing, and discovery for the plant conservation community. This platform seeks to educate and engage our community by capturing the knowledge of Center for Plant Conservation’s network of expert botanists in modern, learning-friendly formats. As such, CPC Rare Plant Academy Courses will be a training ground for the next generation of plant conservation scientists, who will be the first line of defense against plant extinction.
The Applied Plant Conservation Course
This brand-new professional development resource will serve to train our current and future botanical workforce in the best practices of rare plant stewardship and conservation.
Course participants will learn from leading experts in the field of plant conservation through dynamic video lectures covering topics ranging from rare plant genetics and reintroductions, to seed collections, exceptional species, and more.
The course will bring the CPC Best Practices Guidelines to life as an educational tool for those working with rare and native plants at any stage in their career.
Preview the Applied Plant Conservation Course
As a preview to the Applied Plant Conservation Course, CPC is pleased to share the first module of the course entitled, Introduction to Rare Plant Conservation.
In this module, you’ll explore topics including Why We Conserve Rare Plants, The Nature of Plant Rarity, Rare Plant Resources and Conservation Ranks, Rare Plant Ecology, and Rare Plants on Public Lands.