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Indigenous Perspectives – Excursion

How do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders keep their knowledge and tradition alive? What is the local Indigenous history around Melbourne? What are some of the traditional bushfoods we can find in our local environment?

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Join our expert educators and understand, acknowledge and learn the ancient knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and beliefs. Our educators will guide students through problem solving and action planning to create change within their school community and explore ways to increase indigenous perspectives in your school.

Through a variety of hands on activities your students will:

Years F-6

  • Identify and connect with elements of Aboriginal cultures
  • Understand that each Aboriginal person has connection and identifies with their culture in their own way and holds responsibility for caring for the land through totemic system
  • Explore ways of keeping ancient knowledge and tradition alive through a selection of activities including Tiddalik Stories, Ochre painting, Ngarrga/Traditional Dance, Merri Merri Cultural Walk, and participating in Marngrook game.
  • Discuss the role of students to embed the knowledge they have gained into their school activities

You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after the CERES excursion to get your students thinking, discussing and actively contributing to a world that is sustainable and just for all people and creatures. 

Years F-6

  • Identify and connect with elements of Aboriginal cultures
  • Understand that each Aboriginal person confides with their culture and is responsible for caring for the land
  • Explore ways of keeping ancient knowledge and tradition alive
  • Identify ways to embed the Aboriginal cultures into their school

This program links to curriculum areas of:
The Art, English, Ethical Capability, Health & Physical Education, Geography, History, Maths

Availability
Tuesday -Friday during term time
For weekend and school holiday bookings please contact

Full Day: 10am – 2pm ( 3 activities)
Welcome and introductions –20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Break – 20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 50 mins
Break – 30 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Explore CERES – Make sure you leave some time to explore the many spaces of our beautiful park, including our new Terra Wonder PlaySpace.

Half day: 10am – 12.30pm (2 activities)
Welcome and introductions – 20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Break – 15 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide below to spark students’ curiosity before their visit and add value to your experience whilst at CERES. It’s also designed to deepen students’ learning back at school.

Foundation to Year 6 Teaching Guide
Years 7 to 10 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 11 to 12 Teaching Guide * coming soon

Watch the following video to understand what CERES is all about and to get you and your students excited about your visit!

Watch the following video to understand what CERES is all about and to get you excited about your visit.

Year Level
Years F-6

Cost
Full day:
$500 / group of students (max 25)
$20 per additional student
(5 extra students allowed per group)
(10 am – 2 pm)

OR

Half day:
$375 / group of students (max 25)
$15 per additional student
(5 extra students allowed per group)
(10 am – 12:30 pm)

+ booking fee

Ratio
F – Y2 | 1 adult : 5 students
Y3 – 6 | 1 adult : 10 students

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