During our 50th Anniversary year, the Marin chapter of CNPS is sponsoring a Student Native Plant Photo Challenge in conjunction with the Marin Photo Club. The challenge is open to any high school student enrolled in a high school grade during 2024, including those who graduate this spring.

Our goals are to engage students in observing and recording the natural environment around them, with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating it, as they are the future stewards of this world. And to develop their photographic skills in order to show us their vision of our native flora through the lens of a camera, making clear what they value and want us to notice.

Classes will participate in field trips to locations with native flora, where they will be met by CNPS naturalists and Marin Photo Club members who will provide help identifying native plants and some tips on photographing them. Photos can be taken at any time of the year but they must be taken in Marin county. We will be hanging an exhibit of the work at the end of the year.

If you are an educator or a student with an interest in photographing the natural world, please contact us at marincnps50th@gmail.com for more information or to enroll.

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