NAIDOC Week is held each year to celebrate the achievements, history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, we would like you to bring your students to Taronga Western Plains Zoo to celebrate this national event.
The theme for this year focuses on the future, on making changes and taking responsibility for the future we make together. Aboriginal people have developed a very deep understanding of Australian Country and how to live sustainably. In order for us to emerge as a sustainable modern society, we can draw upon aspects of Indigenous knowledge to address modern day environmental problems. We must consider the social and cultural implications of these problems to reach holistic outcomes.
Your students will then visit the Zoo to where they will undertake a series of exciting workshops. School workshops will be held at the Zoo on September 20th, 2012. The workshops will include Aboriginal dance, art, dreamtime stories, bush tucker and animal encounters at the Education Centre.
The workshops are aimed at Kinder to Stage 3 students.
- Animals of the Dreaming
- Aboriginal Art workshop
- Aboriginal Dance workshop
Dates for 2013 to be confirmed
Cost is $20.00 per student and includes entry to the Zoo. Minimum group size is 20 participants. Schools will need to prepay or pay on arrival.