Aboriginal Plant Use - Educator Professional Development Workshop - The Sector

Aboriginal Plant Use – Educator Professional Development Workshop

October 7, 2020 - October 7, 2020

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Adelaide Botanic Garden The Friends' Gate Plane Tree Drive off Hackney Road Adelaide, SA 5000

Aboriginal Plant Use – Educator Professional Development Workshop


This teacher professional development workshop will focus on how Aboriginal groups use plants to live and survive.


Aboriginal histories and cultures and intercultural understanding is woven throughout the Australian curriculum.


Join Indigenous Educator Trent Hill to learn about the importance of plants to Aboriginal people and how they are used as food, medicine, tools and shelter.


Trent will lead you on a walk around Adelaide Botanic Garden highlighting the plant species and demonstrating how Aboriginal people use these plants in their daily lives.


SA Aboriginal Contexts in Science Initiative – Sharon Robertson and Donna Shillingford from the Department for Education will introduce participants to the role this project has in collaboratively developing resources with Aboriginal Elders, Community members and educators. The Initiative’s aim is to embed South Australian Aboriginal understandings, knowledge and ways of knowing into high quality Science teaching resources that are aligned with the new 95 Science elaborations within the Australian Curriculum: Science Years 7-10. An activity aligned to the Australian Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross curriculum priority will be introduced to participants.


Botanic Gardens education staff will then showcase more resources and programs that are available to further strengthen your student’s intercultural understanding.


This workshop is aligned with the Australian National Teaching Standards and a certificate of attendance will be issued.


To register, please see here.

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