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.
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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
- Aborginal 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
Minimum charge of $450 inc GST (which is equivalent to the charge for 30 students)
Duration: Half-day (3 hours minimum)
Class size: 1 – 2 classes (30 – 60 students). Minimum charge $450
Cost: $16.00/student inc GST
FREE Teacher Resource Pack upon booking
If you decide 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.