The Wurundjeri people have a deep connection with animals and the land

Healesville Sanctuary lies within the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people. Here, students can immerse themselves in a bushland experience where the plants and animals are alive with the spirits of Aboriginal Dreaming.

For years 3-6, insights to the world’s oldest living culture are gained through face painting and animal encounters. Students also participate in a Dreamtime story. For years 7-10 students explore the history of the Wurundjeri people including the significance of Coranderrk. They discover bush food and medicine and learn about the special relationship indigenous people have with the land and its animals.

Dreaming the Indigenous Way addresses AusVELS levels 5-10 standards.  It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, English, Humanities, Communication and Thinking Processes.

 

Program details

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Year level 
Years 5 –10
Duration 
45 minutes
Cost 
$16.10 per student
Student ratio 
1 adult to 10 students
Availability 
By appointment
Program type 
Zoo educator led