Aboriginal Culture and Nature Play (Early Childhood-Year 2)


Thursday 18 November (Term 4)


9:30am – 11:30am AEST 


FREE for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers 

What to bring

You will need access to a computer or device with a Wi-Fi connection and sound to hear the conversation. 

If you'd like to participate in the group chat, you will need a camera/microphone or ability to type your messages.

Book now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place

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For teachers who want to use Nature Play to teach Science, Geography and Aboriginal cross curricular priorities.

Program description

This teacher PD workshop has been changed to an online format and is now SOLD OUT.

Join our Sanctuary educators and MurrundindiNgurangaeta (headman) of the Wurundjeri clan and learn how to connect your students to Nature using Aboriginal Dreaming stories and Nature play. Hosted in Zoom, you will access activities, teaching tips and resources that you can use right away. 

You will learn: 

  • New ways to facilitate and deliver content of the Victorian Curriculum in an outdoor learning environment. 
  • How to connect students to animals, Nature and Wurundjeri culture. 
  • Nature-based learning experiences that can be adapted to your school or kindergarten. 

This PD supports the teaching of the Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) Outcomes 2, 3 and 4 and the Victorian Curriculum levels Foundation-2Science, Geography and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross curricular priorities. 

Professional standards

This PD is accredited for the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 

Standard 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching areas 

You will engage in a range of outdoor, nature-based experiences that connect students with Indigenous culture.  

Standard 2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and nonindigenous Australians 

You will be provided with opportunities for open dialog in order to address barriers and application of Indigenous perspectives.  

You will receive a certificate for
2 hours of professional development. 

Register now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place. 

Zoos Victoria uses Zoom to deliver webinars. Registered participants will be sent a unique URL prior to the webinar. You will be watching a live video stream and you will need to be able to listen to the conversation. You can type your comments and questions and/or turn on your camera or microphone to join the conversation.