School excursionSpecial Offer
Living Country, living culture
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Mimosa Rocks National Park
School excursions in NSW national parks
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Join us for Living Country, living culture – a Stage 3 HSIE excursion in Mimosa Rocks National Park. In this cross-curricular program, an Aboriginal guide will help students understand the importance of culture and caring for Country.
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This is an interactive excursion for young students, with sensory and hands-on activities.
Meeting at Gillards campground, students can look forward to a fun day of learning about the culture and Country of the Yuin People, led by a local Aboriginal guide. They’ll find out about bush tucker and medicine, the role of women in Yuin culture, traditional weaving, art, music and dance, and how the Yuin People manage and protect Country.
Aboriginal people have been walking the earth for thousands of years. They continue to have a strong connection to country, and traditional practices and stories play an important part in modern life. Students will come away with an appreciation for the rich Aboriginal culture that exists in their region. They'll make fundamental links between traditional stories, land, Country and languages.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE3-3. Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
HT3-4. Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
ST3-5LW-T. Explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition
Monday to Friday, between 10am and 1pm, during school term.
- Guided. Available on request, subject to staff availability.
- Gillards campground
- 1-2 hr
- Easy. This is a guided walk with activities on unsealed bush tracks.
$350 per group of 25 students. $14 per extra student, up to maximum group of 30 students.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Gillards campground picnic area, Mimosa Rocks National Park.
- 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.
- in Mimosa Rocks National Park in the South Coast region
Mimosa Rocks National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.