On now: Sea Monsters
Plan your visit
What's On at Auckland Museum
Collections Online. Explore over 1 million records.
Experience Auckland Museum at Home
Stories. Read our special features, behind the scenes blogs and more.
Education. Book a class visit.
Engaging programmes for all year levels from ECE to Year 12
Browse and contribute to New Zealand's Online Cenotaph
Experience life as a WWI soldier in Pou Kanohi Gallery
Honour and remember New Zealand's servicemen and women.
Get more from your Museum with Membership
Find out more about Auckland Museum’s transformation
Venue hire at Auckland Museum
WED 1 SEP, 7-9PM
AUDITORIUM, LEVEL 2
Learn about the ecological restoration of Christchurch after the 2011 earthquakes at the 2021 Lucy Cranwell Lecture.
This year’s lecture will be given by Dr Colin Meurk of Landcare Research in Canterbury. Colin is an urban ecologist/botanist who co-developed the landscape model that drives many catchment-scale restoration plans by New Zealand cities and districts. He has been hands-on in shaping the ecological restoration of Christchurch after the earthquakes through work on the Travis Wetland, one of the largest urban wetlands in New Zealand.
The lecture will cover how city infrastructure may provide habitat for many endangered species, and how stepping-stones of forest and rock gardens linked by highways and river corridors create landscape legibility and connectivity for both wildlife and humanity.
Presented by the Auckland Museum Insititute, in partnership with the Auckland Botanical Society.
Dr. Colin Meurk