Shared Country

Description :

Develop a greater understanding and respect for local First Peoples culture.

Students will discover the importance of the environment to the Boonwurrung people and their connection to Country and explore how plants can be used for fibre, medicine, tools and food.

This program runs at the Cranbourne Gardens on Monday and Wednesday during school term.

Students will

  • Learn about First Peoples tools and Indigenous plants
  • Use ochre to make paint, stamp your handprint and draw significant symbols
  • Explore the 'How To' Garden 

Key focuses

  • Introduction to past and present First Peoples culture
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • First Peoples tools and bushfoods

Curriculum Links

  • Level 7-8 Civics and Citizenship, History, Visual Arts and Geography
  • Level 9-10 Geography

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)
Afternoon (12:45 to 14:15)


Cranbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Year 7 to Year 10


$16.50 Per Student


Minimum charge is 18 students per class. Maximum class size is 30 students.