Aboriginal culture experience

Aboriginal culture experience

Discover indigenous sustainability techniques.

Suitable for Years 7 to 10


With a guided forest walk, students explore the traditional practices of Aboriginal people. They will be engaged in tool-making practices and discover many uses of plants and animals. The importance of totems in conserving species and sustainable management of the forest will also be discussed.


  • Understand that traditional practices ensured sustainable use of nature’s resources.
  • Learn about traditional uses of plants and animals.
  • Understand that totems had a role in the conservation of species.
  • How we can adopt similar practices today.

Important Notes:

Part of this excursion includes a tool-making session carried out over hot coals. A limited number of students will be allowed around the fire at any one time and protective gloves will be provided to these students. For safety reasons, it is important that these numbers are strictly adhered to and supervised by the teacher accordingly. Please contact the Nearer to Nature office should you wish to discuss this further.

This program is not available during the fire season.

Additional information

  • Venue

    Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre, Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Wellington Discovery Forest, Wharncliffe Mill (Margaret River)
  • Year/Type

    Year 7 to 10
  • Learning area

    Biology, English, Geography, Science, Technology and Enterprise
  • Cross curriculum priorities

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability
  • Duration

    4 hours