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Aboriginal culture

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Hunter Wetlands National Park

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School excursions in NSW national parks

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Experience Ash Island in Hunter Wetlands National Park through the eyes of an Aboriginal person on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Aboriginal culture geography excursion. Through first-hand experiences you'll learn about the culture of the Awabakal People.

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Hunter Wetlands National Park is an internationally significant (Ramsar-listed) wetland consisting of Kooragang and Shortland wetlands and a wildlife corridor connecting Ironbark Creek, the Hunter River and Ash Island. On this school excursion, students will go on a bushwalk, hear Dreamtime stories and take part in Aboriginal cultural activities. Through engaging with Aboriginal culture, students will learn why this place is important to the Awabakal People.

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Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

Objectives

Students will:

  • Recognise that Aboriginal people are the first Australians
  • Investigate the connections that the Awabakal People have to the land, sea and animals of this place.
  • Hear stories to understand why this place is important to Awabakal People and how it can be cared for
  • Find out how Awabakal People describe the weather and the seasons
  • Locate the places they know to create a sense of place within Awabakal Country
  • Engage with local Aboriginal culture through fun learning activities
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of a local Awabakal Person

Excursion details

When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Hunter Wetlands National Park
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bushwalking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.
Price

$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Ash Island Schoolhouse carpark, Ash Island.
Equipment
provided
No. All equipment is provided.
Booking
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