Nature Play the Wurundjeri Way
Connect with the environment through nature play and learn about Aboriginal culture and unique Australian wildlife.
In Nature Play the Wurundjeri Way, students are immersed in the natural world, where they are encouraged to play, explore and discover. Students will engage their senses as they investigate habitats, uncover animal characteristics, interact with Aboriginal artefacts, listen to dreaming stories, create art and learn about native wildlife and plants and the Wurundjeri connections to them. Through guided discussions and exploration, students will learn about how plants, animals and people are all connected. They will discover what makes this land unique and how to respect and care for the environment – just as the Wurundjeri people do.
Students will learn:
- About the unique features, habitats and needs of animals
- Aboriginal culture and connections to the environment
- To appreciate, respects and care for living and non-living things
- To develop awareness of the interconnectedness between the land, plants and animals
Session with Healesville Sanctuary teacher where students will:
|12pm: Spirits of the Sky show||25 minutes|
|Outside of your session time: Explore the Sanctuary and attend educational keeper talks||Approx. 3 hours|
Victorian Curriculum F – 2
Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
- Through educator-led discussions and play-based learning students will learn about plants, animals, their features and their habitats
Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)
- Through outdoor investigations, students will engage their senses to observe, listen and explore nature and learn about why the environment is so important to the Wurundjeri people and Australian animals
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the ways in which they maintain special connections to particular Country/Place (VCGGK066)
- Students will discover how Aboriginal ways of living builds their connection to Country
Plan your excursion
Nature Play the Wurundjeri Way is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions.
The organising teacher should make themselves known to Admission Staff via the Members Express Lane to arrange payment. More information