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Brewongle Environmental Education Centre

Brewongle Environmental Education Centre

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History - Community & remembrance

History - Community and Remembrance - Aboriginal Education

The Darug people have occupied the Western Sydney region for more than 22,000 years. Darug culture is connected to the country, people and to the spirituality of the land. With the eucalypt forest as the setting, students will learn about the importance of Country and Place to the Darug nation. They will also discover their tools, food, culture, art and music. This excursion includes an Aboriginal Educator.

Maximum 4 classes or 120 students per day.

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Program feedback

"As we are a small school, the program was tailored to meet the learning for all our students K-6. Before our excursion we utilised material from the Brewongle website. On the day, students were grouped to promote their interest, engagement and understanding in each activity. We all learned a lot about the history of local Indigenous culture, the way the bush and land were used to create so many different tools, medicines, instruments, hunting weapons etc. It was a very sensory experience for our students, exploring and reflecting on the artefacts, bush, ponds, ochre paints, microscopic work, the bushwalk, and the blue tongue lizard too! We also enjoyed the storytelling where participation was encouraged. The lookout over the Hawkesbury river was a stunning backdrop for the ochre painting."