Red Hill Environmental Education Centre

Learning From Our Past To Inform Our Future

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Stage 4

See our Stage 4 programs.

Year 7 history: Australia's ancient past

A program of activities developed for the NSW history syllabus for the Australian curriculum, this range of activities has been designed to engage experiential learning in a bushland setting. Along with a teacher led information and discussion introductory session, student will engage in a range of activities designed in collaboration with local Wiradjuri people to enhance their cultural knowledge. Activities can include bush tucker and cooking using the onsite bush tucker garden, gunyah building, net making, symbols and communication, artefact study, and boomerang throwing.

Year 8 science: Aboriginal ecology

This range of activities also addresses cross curricula elements from other KLAs, while focusing on the sustainable ecological use of the environment by the Wiradjuri people, utilising traditional ecological knowledge.

Cat on the Island

Using a picture book by Gary Crew called 'Cat on the Island', students repond to a visual text critically, imaginatively and interpretively. Through viewing and representing, they will express a personal point of view with words and images.

Geographer's tools

A hands-on approach to developing geographical skills in students. This activity can be run at Dunn's Swamp, a local waterway, or your school. Students will gain experience in a range of activities, which could include transects, cross sections, quadrats, water testing, soil testing, field sketching, compasses (including directions and bearings) and using clinometers.

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