Ancient Science (K - Yr 10)
$16 / student 

 

Modern science meets traditional wisdom.
Excursion Info

 

Ancient Science is a learning experience which comprises a range of indigenous learning activities conducted on the banks of Nookenburra (Herdsman Lake), which was a traditional Nyungar camp ground. Dreaming-time stories and cultural history lessons from Nyungar Aboriginals 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.

 

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.

Student Learnings
  • 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 artefacts

    • Aboriginal art

    • Tool making


*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.

 

This program is financially supported by the WA Catholic Education Office.

 

Excursion Details

Duration: 3 hours minimum
Class size: 1 – 2 classes (30 – 60 students). Minimum charge $450
Cost: $16.00/student inc GST

Minimum charge of $450 inc GST (which is equivalent to the charge for 30 students)
Teachers/Parents FREE 
FREE Teacher Resource Pack upon booking

 

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your ancient science program booking, please provide at least 7 days’ notice so we can offer another group the opportunity to visit. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, if you do not provide 7 days’ notice, the minimum booking fee of $150 per class will apply. Schools that do not provide any notice of cancellation and fail to attend on the day, will be charged the full fee, as reflected by their booking for that day.

Nurturing a passion for nature since 1939.
Contact us

T:  (08) 9387 6079

E: admin@wagouldleague.com.au

Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre

Cnr Flynn and Selby Streets

Wembley WA 6014

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