First Nations – Caring for Sea Country Stages 2 & 3
Learn about traditional conservation practices that First Nations people have undertaken to preserve and protect the precious Sea Country and coastline that surrounds Australia with the Botanic Gardens First Nations Educators.
Explore traditional conservation practices, uses of Seaweeds, and then take part in a practical demonstration on how to make your very own Seaweed string or rope!
Seaweed rope and string was traditionally used by First Nations people to make fishing lines, nets, spears and traps for harvesting fish. Imagine how the Gadigal women would collect fish with their lines and nets, and the men would create traps and spears for animals such as eels and crabs.
- Develop an understanding of First Nations Sea Country conservation practices
- Explore First Nations practical uses of Seaweed and other Coastal resources
- Experience how to make traditional Seaweed String that was used to make nets, traps and fishing lines
- Engage in 21st thinking skills to consider how they can demonstrate Coastal Care practices
Cost: $100 for 1 class up to 30 students/$175 for two classes up to 60 students/ $225 for three classes up to 90 students. Additional classes up to 30 students are charged at $50 per class
Capacity: 300 students per session
10.00 -10.30am First Nations educators will deliver interactive content on traditional uses of Seaweed and Coastal Conservation practices
10.30 -10.45am Seaweed String making demonstration
10.45-11.00am Q and A with First Nations educator and Brainstorm on Student Conservation Care ideas
To stimulate student thinking and start building an understanding of First Nations Sea Country conservation watch this Acknowledgment of Sea Country HERE
To understand more about the Coastal Environment, the living things within it and how your students can make a difference visit the Project Codium- Saving Seaweeds resource HERE
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Live Event - Scheduled
Education and Engagement team, Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney
Date & Time
$100 for 1 class up to 30 students/$175 for two classes up to 60 students/ $225 for three classes up to 90 students. Additional classes up to 30 students are charged at $50 per class
Requirements for this excursion
If students are learning from home, they will need –
Own device with in-built microphone
If you are dialling in from the classroom, you will need –
A microphone so the presenter can hear the class. Please note that some laptop microphones are difficult to hear, and the positioning of the laptop is important for capturing sound.
A projector or smartboard that allows the students to see the presenter – your classroom smartboard is perfect for this.
Adequate sound volume (usually from your smartboard or external speakers). Laptop speakers are inadequate for your whole classroom to hear the presenter
To make Seaweed String you will need
2 pieces of Raffia String (or any string) approximately 1 metre in length, per student
For more information about this excursion content
Name: Education and Engagement Team, Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney
Email: [email protected]
The excursion will begin with an interactive presentation introducing the importance of the Coastal Environment to First Nations people and how they ensured its protection and conservation in their day to day living practices. Following this Educators will exploration of the use of natural resources such as Seaweed in this environment.
The students will then explore solutions on how they can also protect the coastal environment and live in a way that ensures these places still thrive in years to come.
Finally we will finish off learning how to make Seaweed String to understand how natural resources from the Coast supported survival for First Nations people but also developing an understanding of the amazing properties of the living things found along the Australian Coastlines.
After the excursion, students are encouraged to
put into practice their own personal conservation actions to protect our Coastal Environments!
come and visit “Inside the Tide” at the Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens. This amazing botanical exhibition immerses visitors in the amazing world of Kelp Forests to the Coast and many of the spectacular creatures that interconnect in these environments.
Invoices will be emailed out on completion of the virtual excursion.