Shared Country

Available at the spectacular Cranbourne Gardens

Shared Country (F–6)

Develop a greater understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture.

Students will discover the importance of the environment to the Boonwurrung people and their connection to Country and explore how plants can be used for fibre, medicine, tools, and food.

This program runs at the Cranbourne Gardens on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during school term. 

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Cranbourne Gardens

Year level

Foundation to Year 6

Students will

  • Learn about Aboriginal tools and Indigenous plants
  • Use ochre to make paint, stamp handprints and draw significant symbols
  • Sample lemon myrtle tea 

Key focuses

  • Introduction to past and present Aboriginal culture
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • Bush foods and art

Curriculum Links

  • Level F-4 History and Design and Technologies

Available Times

Cranbourne Gardens: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

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

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens