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Bush art

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Geography, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Overview

School excursions in NSW national parks

We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.

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Experience Blue Gum Hills Regional Park through the eyes of an Aboriginal person on this Stage 1 (Years 1-2) Bush art geography excursion. Through first-hand experiences, you'll learn about the culture of the Awabakal People.

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Take a walk through the open forest of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park and learn about the importance of this area to Awabakal People. You'll discuss different types of bush art materials and methods, make your own work of art, and listen to Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.

Geography: Identifying us.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE1-1. Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE1-2. Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

GE1-3. Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry

Objectives

Students will:

  • Recognise that Aboriginal people are the first Australians
  • Meet a member of the local Aboriginal community
  • Walk through the open forest and identify plants and other resources used by Aboriginal people
  • Understand methods and materials used in Aboriginal art
  • Listen to Aboriginal Dreamtime stories
  • Understand the importance of the area to Awabakal People. Identify other ways the environment is important in Aboriginal culture, for example, in dance, stories and art.
  • Reflect on what may be learned from Aboriginal life by modern Australians

Excursion details

When

Weekdays all year.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.
Price

$225 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park carpark, off Minmi Road, Minmi.
Equipment
provided
Yes. All art equipment is provided.
Booking
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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Park info

  • in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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