About the workshop

The Earth Story Knowledge Sharing workshop is a program designed to focus on environmental restoration, sustainability and sharing knowledge about how Australia’s First Nation’s People might have lived before colonisation.

What participants will learn

Information about local ecosystems
Locally occurring plant communities, local fauna, and how these different species interact.
Conservation information
Best practice methods of vegetation restoration.
Edible and medicinal plant uses
Sharing knowledge that demonstrates our native bushland has the capacity to nourish and heal us.
First Nations knowledge
Many plant and animal species have significant cultural importance for Aboriginal people. Their intimate relationship and knowledge of these plants and animals helps them thrive harmoniously with their natural surroundings.
Information about traditional agricultural systems
Many of modern society’s staple foods are animal and plant species that have been introduced from other countries. This means their cultivation isn’t suited to the often harsh climates of Australia.

© Photo by Betina Kellermann

Curriculum outcomes

Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
STe-3LW-ST
explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things
STe-6ES-S
identifies how daily and seasonal changes in the environment affect humans and other living things
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GEe-1
identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
ST1-4LW-S
describes observable features of living things and their environments
ST1-5LW-T
identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products
ST1-10ES-S
recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE1-1
describes features of places and the connections people have with places
GE1-2
identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
ST2-4LW-S
compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things
ST2-5LW-T
describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter
ST2-10ES-S
investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE2-1
examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2
describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3
examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
History NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE2-1
examines features and characteristics of places and environments
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
ST3-4LW-S
examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things
ST3-5LW-T
explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition
ST3-10ES-S
explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface
History NSW Curriculum Outcomes
HT3-4
describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
SC4-2VA, SC5-2VA
shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE4-3
explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change
GE4-5
discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
SC4-2VA, SC5-2VA
shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE5-3
analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE5-5
assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability

Costs

Department of Education School: From $85.00 for a 1-hour workshop, for maximum 30 students.

Non-department of Education School: From $115.00 for a 1-hour workshop for maximum 30 students.

Work Method Statement and Certificate of Currency available upon request.

Please get in touch with Greg to discuss your needs and receive a quotation.