Go Native U is an informal education program designed to teach adults about the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes and encourages discovery of the natural world. We also promote healthy living with our new yoga and meditation classes offered in the serene setting of the Wildflower Center.
Most classes are held at the Wildflower Center's beautiful campus in south Austin.
Lunchtime Webinars! Can't attend one of our classes in person? Then consider taking one of our lunchtime webinars.
Registration for Go Native U is arranged through the University of Texas at Austin Continuing and Innovative Education Informal Classes. Start the registration process by clicking this link.
Wildflower Center members, Texas Exes, Littlefield Society, UT OLLI, Senior Citizens (age 65 and over), and UT Students, Faculty, and Staff receive a 10% discount on all classes.
Become a Wildflower Center Member now to receive your discount.
CERTIFICATE SERIES* - Classes can be taken individually or sign up for all courses in a certificate series and receive an additional 10% discount when you register.
*Certificates given when all classes are taken together during the same session.
The Wildflower Center is the perfect backdrop for the new Art in Nature series. Colorful wildflower meadows, brilliant displays of flowering native plants, vibrant water features teeming with fish and turtles, and flitting butterflies and acrobatic hummingbirds in lush gardens make capturing the beauty and wonder of the natural world easy for budding artists. This nature based art series is geared towards those interested in learning the foundations of photography, watercolors, floral silk painting, botanical illustration and landscape sketching.
Sign up for the series or individual classes: Wildflower/Nature Photography, Wildflower Watercolors, Floral Silk Painting, Botanical Illustration, Landscape Sketching.
Native Plants of Central Texas - May 5
Learn how to identify the native plants that grow in and around Austin. Learn the basics of plant identification, including how to use a plant key to identify plants. Apply your knowledge to identify plants in the gardens and on the trails at the Wildflower Center. Also learn about conservation of rare plants and how to recognize the most threatening invasive plant species and take action against them.