Less than 1% of native vegetation remains on the Canterbury Plains and we need to work together to re-establish native vegetation to add to the biodiversity.
The Kids Discovery Plantout project is a collaborative approach between Te Ara Kakariki (TAK), Enviroschools, Waihora Ellesmere Trust (WET) and Lincoln University in Selwyn District to restore native vegetation communities. These areas of native plants will also contribute to creating habitat for fauna and improving waterway health, in particular Te Waihora/ Lake Ellesmere.
By working together and streamlining existing projects, we will make it easier for schools to incorporate conservation and biodiversity into the curriculum. The aim is to spark curiosity and inquiry in students through learning about the interconnectedness of a native ecosystem and its biodiversity values.
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