Nurturing Our Conservation Roots for Generations to Come
To be held in Dunedin at the Otago Museum.
The conference timetable is as follows:
Wednesday 28 October
Workshops day (various times)
Training workshops to be held at a number of locations in central Dunedin. Find out more here.
Welcome event (5.30pm – 7pm)
Conference welcome and the launch of Sir Alan Mark’s new book to be held in the atrium at the Otago Museum.
Thursday 29 October
- Sir Alan Mark (Otago University) will give the Tane Ngahere Lecture
- Honourable Maggie Barry (Minister for Conservation)
- Anita Benbrook (Wellinton City Council)
- Early plant conservation in New Zealand – looking back at early efforts to conserve our flora.
- Unique southern flora – exploring our unique southern flora and their communities (sponsored by Wildland Consultants)
- Grassroots plant conservation – how communities are making the difference
- Threatened plant research – recent discoveries and challenges
Friday 30 October
- Marie Brown (Environmental Defence Society)
- Laura Young (University of Canterbury)
Sessions (9am – 5.20pm)
- Native plant protection – examining current issues and opportunities
- The next generation of plant conservationists – fostering skills and harnessing enthusiasm for the future
- Working with natives – how we are using and protecting native plants
- Building networks and partnerships – harnessing the power of collaboration
This will be held at the conference venue in the Otago Museum from 7pm. During the evening the NZPCN annual plant conservation awards will be given out by Dunedin City Councillor and author neville Peat. The 2015 David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship recipient will be announced durong the evening and a silent charity auction will be held. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship and the NZPCN Threatened Plant Endowment Fund.
Saturday 31 October
Three field trips will be offered. Find out more here.