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NAIDOC Orientateering Excursion

EcoWalks Tours

Mosman, NSW

First Australians and Orienteering Activities

EcoWalks Tours provide kids with an adventure navigating through an orienteering course whilst learning about the Gai-mariagal People of Sydney.

Children will acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land whilst navigating and running from checkpoint to checkpoint completing quiz questions on Aboriginal culture in a respectful way.

They will work in groups to take on the role as a historian and explore objects, tools, materials, plants, and pictures of First Australians to uncover the answers to the activity questions.

However, children must first learn how to navigate.

These historians must work together to find their way using a map, compass, and their thinking caps to uncover the answers to solve activity questions like who King Bungaree was and was he from Gai-mariagal Country.

Highlights

  • Learn about the Borogegal and Cammeraygal Clans of the Gai-mariagal People
  • Discover what everyday life was like for our First Australians of Sydney
  • Develop skills in navigation

What's Included?

  • An adventure with fun and knowledgeable guides
  • Activity sheet
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for years 1 – 4.

HSIE

Stage 2:

Significance of Environments

  • Investigate the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to the environment, animals and people, for example: (ACHGK021, ACHGK022, ACHGK024).
  • Explanation of the importance of natural vegetation to animals and the functioning of the environment

Stage 3:

Factors that change environments

  • Investigate the ways people change the natural environment in Australia, for example: (ACHGK026, ACHGK027).

Science

Stage 2:

Life cycles of living things

  • Identify that living things have life cycles (ACSSU072).

Stage 2:

Classification of living things

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044).

Stage 3:

Survival of living things

  • Describe how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, for example: (ACSSU073).

Facilitator Profile

Alan is an accredited NSW Parks Eco Pass tour operator and founder of EcoWalks Tours in Sydney Harbour National Park.

Alan has a professional background as a geography teacher, adventure tourism operator and as a return from active service veteran. He shares his passion for the great outdoors and encourage kids to go WILD about nature.

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