This Motukarara Nursery teaching resource allows students to explore the ecology of Canterbury's native plants and animals.

Motukarara Conservation Nursery is located within the Waihora Domain at Motukarara, signposted from the Christchurch-Akaroa Highway (SH 75), 30 km from the centre of Christchurch.

The nursery grows Canterbury native plants exclusively. Plants are propagated from seed collected from native remnants throughout the Canterbury region.

The teaching resource supports teachers and students who visit the nursery to learn about Canterbury’s plant communities and their interactions with native animals. 

This resource can be used in other locations to explore native plant communities and habitiats.

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