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In this fun and interactive experience students discover the Noongar seasons and names for animals found in the South West. Through story, costume and animal observations, students explore and celebrate the differences between animals, and how their bushland habitat provides for their survival.

Overview

Gwabba Boodja (formerly Bush Party) is a fun and interactive educational experience. Students are introduced to the six Noongar seasons and how they can provide a deeper understanding of what is happening in the bushland habitat throughout the year. After discussing the current season and it’s characteristics, an original story of animals celebrating the season is shared. Through this, students discover the Noongar names of animals found in the South West and their different needs for survival. Students then extend their knowledge by using their observation skills to explore the Bushwalk while wearing colourful native animal costumes. Groups develop their language skills by reporting back on their observations and together we identify actions we can take to care for our bushland habitats.

Curriculum Links

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture
  • Sustainability Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture
  • Science as a Human Endeavour Science Inquiry Skills
  • Science Understanding (Biological Sciences)
  • Geographical Knowledge and Understanding | Geographical Inquiry Skills
Please note: If you have a Bush Party education experience booked before December 14, the lesson focus will remain as at time of booking.

Enquire about Gwabba Boodja today!

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