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Bush art

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

Overview

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Bush art in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is a school excursion for Stage 1 (Years 1-2) students with a focus on HSIE as a KLA. Explore a section of the park with an Aboriginal Discovery ranger and try your hand at some Aboriginal art to take home. All art materials are supplied.

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Learn about different types of bush art materials and methods and listen to some Aboriginal stories.

HSIE: Identifying us.

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

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Key learning area HSIE
Objectives

Students will:

  • 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 and identify other ways the environment is important in Aboriginal culture, eg dance, stories, art
  • Reflect on what may be learned by modern Australians from Aboriginal life.

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 Rd, 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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Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek