Modern science meets traditional wisdom.
This learning experience comprises a unique range of hands-on biological and environmental science activities conducted on the banks of Herdsman Lake. Dreaming-time stories and cultural history lessons from local Aboriginal Elders provide a bridge of common understanding between contemporary and traditional thinking, breaking down cultural barriers as students learn about the modern and ancient ecological footprint.
Aboriginal participants will be empowered from this learning experience with an understanding that they have much value to contribute to environmental science and participation in WA’s sustainable growth.
Hands on experiences may include*:
• 'Smoking ceremony'/Welcome to Country
• Dreaming stories, Nyungar culture and language
• Bush medicine/bush tucker walk
• Mia Mia building (traditional shelters)
• Nyungar Know How - exploring artifacts
*NOTE: This is the full suite of experiences, your class will participate in a selection (not all) of these activities based on the Aboriginal Education Officers presenting on the day.
Minimum charge of $450 inc GST (which is equivalent to the charge for 30 students)
Ancient Science in the News!http://www.environment.gov.au/node/24905
Duration: Half-day (3 hours minimum)
Class size: 1 – 2 classes (30 – 60 students)
Cost: $15.00/student inc GST
FREE Teacher Resource Pack upon booking
Traditional Nyungar Living original poster (Preview shown on left - Click here to view full poster.)
Nyungar word list - http://www.noongarculture.org.au/glossary/noongar-word-list/
"Footprints" movie (Being one with the land) - http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/blainey-view-footprints/clip1/