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First Nations – Caring for Sea Country Stages 2 & 3

  02-Dec-2021      10:00AM
Live Event

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. 

Students will

  • 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

Excursion Structure

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: Botanic Gardens of Sydney

Event Details

Date & Time

  02-Dec-2021    10:00AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Cancellation Policy

By booking this program you acknowledge and agree to our full terms and conditions as listed on the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website  including our cancellations policy.

Terms and Conditions

By booking this program you acknowledge and agree to our full terms and conditions as listed on the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website  including our cancellations policy.

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

If students are learning from home, they will need – 

Internet connection
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

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Education and Engagement Team, Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney

Phone: 0455666415

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/learn/project-codium

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