Building Understandings in the Australian Landscape


CONNECTING CHILDREN TO COUNTRY: Building Understandings in the Australian Landscape

Come and join us for a day at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, exploring the topic of connecting children to their country and building understanding and respect of indigenous culture through nature, language, music and story telling.

The session includes theoretical and practical elements and is set in the beautiful Cranbourne Botanic Gardens; Hosted by Early Life Foundations, with input from Aboriginal Learning Facilitators from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, this immersive experience is designed to inspire and challenge thinking and practice in early childhood centres and schools.

This inspiring day combines theory and practice exploring the following Program:

Guided sensory walks highlighting bush food, indigenous culture art, tools, language, music and story telling, opportunity to make string and weave baskets as well as discuss ways to link learning to your local area and the curriculum.

Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes (VEYLDF):

  • Children have a Strong Sense of Identity:
  • Children are Connected with and Contribute to their World:
  • Children have a Strong Sense of Well being:

Who should attend: Teachers, Early Childhood educators and leaders seeking to find ways to authentically link children to first people culture and country, wherever the context, with a view to build confidence and understanding in developmentally appropriate and respectful ways.

A great day out with a Bush inspired morning tea and lunch provided.

Dress: Appropriate walking shoes and all weather clothing.

Start Times: 8.30pm to 3.30pm

Limited numbers, please book early to avoid disappointment.