Before the First Fleet arrived on Australian shores, what was the Aboriginal way of life? Why did the Europeans settle in Australia? How did the Aboriginal culture change after their arrival? All these questions - and many more - will be answered on this culturally invigorating excursion. The Gumaraa Rangers will guide your students through the traditions of one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures, teaching them about Aboriginal life before European settlement, the nature and consequences of contact between the Indigenous people and the settlers, and show them first-hand the integral part music, art and language had in their traditions. It’s an action-packed day that will surely have your students talking for weeks!
Gear up for a jam-packed excursion experience that will have your students talking for days. Experience breath-taking ocean and bushland scenery, whilst exploring features and characteristics of different places and environments.Students will participate in activities such as dip net fishing in a freshwater creek, bug catching, bushwalking and building beach habitats for turtles and penguins, investigating the ways people, places and environments interact. Students will examine the characteristics of the location they are in, observing the bushland, sand and sea, and have the opportunity to consider how people’s perceptions of places are the basis for actions to protect places and environments - all while having fun!