Annual Workshop

Every year ANPC hosts a workshop to convene novice to professional botanists on topics related to Alberta’s native plants and their conservation. The location of the workshop moves around the province each year to accommodate our diverse membership, with recent years offering online or hybrid attendance options.

In 2021, ANPC hosted their first virtual workshop with great success. To continue online access and increase accessibility for attendees in Alberta and across the globe, in 2023 ANPC ran their first hybrid workshop with a total of 126 attendees joining in-person and virtually. Select presentation recordings from our virtual workshops, including the popular 2022 Growing Native Plants event, are available to ANPC members on the Member’s Portal.

Typical attendance for the ANPC workshops range from about 75 to 150 people in total. To celebrate the beautiful natural spaces we have in Alberta, the day following the workshop is typically a day in the field. Attendees who are interested in the field trip sign up during the workshop and meet with field trip leaders and experts at a selected natural area near the workshop location. We typically see about 20 people at these workshop field trips.

We hope to see you at one of our future ANPC workshops and workshop field trips. For details and registration for the next upcoming workshop please see our Events Calendar.

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Past ANPC Workshops

April 20, 2024Medicine Hat – hybridNative Plant Superheroes
April 22, 2023Edmonton – hybridHow Plants Inspire Us
March 12, 2022OnlineGrowing Native Plants
March 20, 2021OnlineNorthern Native Plants and Ecosystems
March 16, 2019LethbridgeEvery Plant Tells a Story: Documenting Native Plants in Alberta
March 17, 2018Submerged: A look into Alberta’s semi-aquatic and riparian zones
April 29, 2017PonokaBiodiversity in Alberta’s Changing Landscape
April 30, 2016StettlerRare Plant Conservation
2015SundreExploring the World of Non-vascular Plants
2014DrumhellerNative Plants, Ecosystem Webs, and Conservation Areas
2013OldsThe Role of Plants in Alberta’s Wetlands
2012St. AlbertThe Value of Native Plants in Urban Environments
2011CanmoreFragments of the Rocky Mountains
2010Rocky Mountain HouseFragments of the Foothills
2009EdmontonFragments of the Parkland
2008LethbridgeFragments of the Grasslands
2007CalgaryFragments of the Boreal
2006Red DeerAdopt-a-Plant Alberta: An Exciting Grassroots Rare Plant Conservation Program
2005EdmontonGrow Naturelle – low impact gardening in Alberta
2004EdmontonThe Good Steward- Caring for our Natural Areas
2003CalgaryIn Celebration of Rough Fescue
2002Red DeerAlberta Native Plants: A Heritage worth preserving
2001LethbridgeExotic biotics: issues of invasive species
2000CalgaryRe-creating AB Natural Landscapes
1999Grande PrairieChanging Northern Landscapes
1998EdmontonRare Plants of Alberta
1997Red DeerFire & Flood: the Role of Disturbance in Natural Landscapes
1996CalgaryGetting to Know Alberta’s Plants
1995Rocky Mountain HouseFoothills to Glaciers: Managing Diverse Forests
1994EdmontonNative Plants for Reclamation
1993CalgaryBow Corridor Issues
1992LethbridgePlants of South Alberta: the Rare Ones and the Invaders
1991EdmontonWhat is North of Latitude 54
1990CalgaryEndangered Plant Spaces
1989OldsPlant Protection
1988EdmontonWorkshop on Rare Plants in Alberta