School Excursion – Aboriginal Bushfoods or Native Foods

DescriptionLearn about the different bushfoods and how their availability changes throughout the year and how the Indigenous Peoples’ knew which foods were ready for collecting. Learn about their beliefs of the powers of the different native/ bush foods.
Resources – Worksheet available
Time15 - 30 min
Group Size20 - 30
Links to CurriculumYear 4 - 6The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places (ACHASSK112)
Year 5 - 6Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and prepared to enable people to grow and be healthy (ACTDEK021)
Year 7 - 8Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032) Analyse how characteristics and properties of food determine preparation techniques and presentation when designing solutions for healthy eating (ACTDEK033)
Spiritual, aesthetic and cultural value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACHGS049)

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School Excursion Program Indigenous Cultural Experiences