In an action-packed day full of engaging activities such as spear making, bush tucker walks and face painting with traditional ocre clay, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich Aboriginal culture, learning about the traditions and culture of the original custodians of this land. The Gumaraa Rangers will introduce your students to the history of the Aboriginal culture, sharing Dreamtime stories, how they used tools and made shelters, and help them understand the Aboriginal kinship structures, both past and present. Students can observe traditional Aboriginal language greetings from local lands and learn about the Aboriginal peoples’ connection to their land, and what has changed over time. It’s a day about creating links from the past to our present - a day they will surely never forget!
Your students will never look at STEM activities in the same way after this fun-packed excursion! Filled with hands-on experiments to give your students first-hand examples of push and pull forces in action, everything about this excursion is interactive and allows the students to explore how objects move and react to force. They will get their hands dirty making slime, investigate how different strengths of forces affect everyday objects by making and launching rockets 60m into the air, and test their knowledge of energy through the Ranger Jamie Olympic Games. Students will be able to witness and discuss the simple ways they use push and pull forces in everyday life, allowing them to further develop their understanding of forces and energy and how they can be used for specific purposes in products.
On this action packed incursion students will investigate how sound travels and how we hear sounds. Filled with demonstrations and experiments that will allow your students to explore how sound energy is sensed and produced. Students will make telephones to investigate how we communicate using sound, create music with glass chimes, observing how sound moves solid objects through vibrations, and even build their own guitars and perform in a band!
In this jam-packed incursion, students will learn about Australia’s wealth of natural resources, such as clean air, water, sunlight, timber and oil. Through investigative and hands-on activities, students will have the opportunity to observe how crucial these resources are to sustaining our world, and how they are used and needed by humans, plants and animals. Rangers will place emphasis on the importance of water as a natural resource, exploring ways in which it is formed and how we can preserve it. Hands-on experiments will draw your students right in, getting them slightly gooey, slimy and oily - the perfect way to pique their interest in the importance of keeping our waterways, oceans, lagoons and lakes clean!