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Bush tucker in Sea Acres National Park

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Sea Acres National Park


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Discover bushtucker secrets with our Aboriginal guide on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Geography excursion in Sea Acres National Park. An easy stroll along a boardwalk will reveal this area’s naturally occurring ‘supermarket’, and ‘hardware store’.

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Students will be introduced to the stories and culture of the Birpai People as they explore this unique rainforest environment along a 1.3km raised boardwalk. They’ll learn about the deep spiritual and seasonal connections the Birpai People have with Country.

The students will discover how these people lived in harmony and understand the Aboriginal concepts of connection and place. Together we’ll explore how natural medicines provided the basis for the traditional cultural landscape management practices we see today.

This excursion is designed to support the K-10 syllabus’ The earth’s environment topic.

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

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


Students will:

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

Excursion details

Weekdays during school terms.
Guided. Available on request.

$260 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group.

Meeting point
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
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