Connecting to Country

Description :

Develop a greater understanding and respect for local First Peoples culture

Students will learn about the people of the Kulin Nations and examine the sustainable land practices used by First Peoples across Australia.

This program run at the Melbourne Gardens on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during school term. 

Students will

  • Discover indigenous plants and their uses and significance to First Peoples
  • Learn how First Peoples care for plants and Country
  • Prepare and paint with ochre
  • Examine tools and technologies designed and made by First Peoples

Key Focuses

  • First Peoples and their connection to Country
  • Use of plants for food, tools, shelter and medicine
  • Exploring connections to the land and our sense of belonging

Curriculum Links

  • Level 7-8 Geography, History and Design and Technology
  • Level 9-10 Geography
Teacher Resources

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


Melbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Year 7 to Year 9


$16.50 Per Student


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