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


Thursday 18 November (Term 4)


9:30am – 4:00pm AEST 


FREE for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers 

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing

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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 PD workshop is exclusive for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers. It includes interactive activities, teaching tips and resources you can use right away.  

If this workshop is not able to be held face-to-face a modified version will be held online. 

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. 

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. 

Vegetarian morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day.

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.  

Standard 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Experience alternative ways to deliver content of the Victorian Curriculum in outdoor learning spaces. 

You will receive a certificate for 6.5 hours of professional development. 

Register now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place.