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First Contacts at Kamay – virtual lesson on Zoom

Live Event

During the virtual lesson students will:

Learn about Dharawal life and culture for the first inhabitants before Cook’s arrival at Kamay

Participate in a role play to understand some of the significant events when James Cook sailed into Botany Bay in 1770

Work as a botanist or botanical artist to create a drawing just as Solander and Parkinson did in 1770

The lesson will be hands-on, educational, fun and interactive. Lessons will be presented by Environmental Education teachers.

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Excursion Details

Excursion Type

Live Event - Scheduled


Jan Rasborsek

Date & Time

  31-Aug-2021    01:30PM


75 minutes


$60 per class. Maximum 30 students


Requirements for this excursion

The virtual lesson will be via Zoom. Once the booking is confirmed a link to Zoom will be sent.

One class (up to 30 students) can join a session at 9:30am, 11:30am or 1:30pm. Having a maximum of 30 students maintains the interactive and hands on nature of the virtual lesson.  When booking please use the individual classroom teacher email contact.

For schools of less than 20 students a discounted fee will apply.

Once a booking has been made a teacher pack will be emailed with pre and post activities. The pack will contain details of equipment needed for the Zoom session.

Teachers will need a whiteboard, laptop, webcam or tablet to access the Zoom lesson.

Testing and Support

For technical support call Kamay Botany Bay EEC 02 9668 2070

For more information about this excursion content

Name: Jan Rasborsek

Phone: 02 9668 2070

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://botanybay-e.schools.nsw.gov.au/

The teacher will need the following equipment for the virtual lesson as detailed in the teacher pack

Role play: photocopy of role play characters

Aboriginal life: A4 paper and coloured pencils

Botanical art: A4 paper and coloured pencils


Payment Instructions

An interschool journal or purchase order will be emailed to you upon your registration, along with the teacher pack of information.  Payment will be processed prior to the event.

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