13072: Bush tucker trail

    Flinders Park Primary School in the south coastal town of Albany is located on Noongar country.

    The school wishes to strengthen their bonds with the local Menang community and create locally-relevant learning tools in science, local history, Aboriginal studies and geography.

    The project will create a trail around the school for students, parents and the community to learn about Noongar culture, local Albany history and local native vegetation.

    Six check points will be located along the trail, each with signage describing the Noongar plants, season and weather.

    • Medicinal plants, rocks, artworks
    • Karlee Mia Bushtucker Garden
    • Native plant garden
    • Outdoor classroom
    • Forest nature play area
    • Green house for propogation of native seedlings.

    This project aims to achieve:

    • connection to local Menang people and the local Aboriginal parents involved in the school and community
    • learning about Aboriginal culture, in particular Noongar culture and histories
    • learning scientific aspects of bushtucker and medicinal plants and how they are used
    • learning about significant historical sites close to the school
    • bringing the school community together in a joint project
    • ongoing connection with outside community and schools for cultural learning
    • learning how to harvest, propagate and nurture plants.
    Investment: $ 13 900
    Delivery organisation: Flinders Park Primary School
    Project duration: March 2014 - March 2015
    Location: Flinders Park Primary School in Albany
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