Connecting to Country

Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens

Connecting to Country (3–6)

Develop a greater understanding and respect for local Aboriginal culture.

Students will learn about the Boonwurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nation and examine the sustainable land practices used by Aboriginal people.

This program runs at the Melbourne Gardens on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during school term. 

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Year Level

Year 3 to Year 6

Students will

  • Discover indigenous plants and their uses and significance to Indigenous Australians
  • Learn how Aboriginal people care for the plants and country
  • Examine tools and technologies designed and made by Aboriginal people

Key focuses

  • First Nations People and their connection to Country
  • Use of plants for food, tools, shelter and medicine
  • Exploring connections to the land and our sense of belonging

Curriculum Links

  • Level 3-4 Visual Arts, History, Geography and Intercultural Capability
  • Level 5-6 History, Geography, Intercultural Capability and Victorian Aboriginal Languages

Available Times

Melbourne Gardens: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours)

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House

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