UA-3205253-1 Connecting to Country | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Connecting to Country

Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens

Connecting to Country (7–9)

Develop a greater understanding and respect for local Aboriginal culture

Students will learn about the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation and examine the sustainable land practices used by Aboriginal Australians.

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Location

Melbourne Gardens

Year Level

Year 7 to Year 9

Students will

  • Discover indigenous plants and their uses and significance to Indigenous Australians
  • Learn how Aboriginal people care for plants and Country
  • Prepare and paint with ochre
  • Examine tools and technologies designed and made by Aboriginal Australians

Key Focuses

  • First Nations People and their connection to Country
  • Use of plants for food, tools, shelter and medicine
  • Exploring connections to the land and our sense of belonging

Curriculum Links

  • Level 7-8 Geography, History and Design and Technology
  • Level 9-10 Geography

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours) Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House

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