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Using Bush Plants - Fire, food, and Indigenous land management

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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Year 7-12
Students: up to 60 students
Duration: 1 hour

2014: $5.75 per student (minimum group cost $75)
2015: $6.00 per student (minimum group cost $80)
2016: $6.25 per student (minimum group cost $85)
Teacher / student ratio: 1:15

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Discover how fire has been used by indigenous Australian to shape Australia
Explore indigenous knowledge of plants and environment
Connect how indigenous knowledge can shape new advances in science

Discover how indigenous land management practices have shapes Australia ecosystems through investigating key Australian plant species. 

The Australian Curriculum – Science Links

Year 7 Science
Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions (ACSSU112)
researching specific examples of human activity, such as the use of fire by traditional Aboriginal people and the effects of palm oil harvesting in Sumatra and Borneo
Science knowledge can develop through collaboration and connecting ideas across the disciplines of science (ACSHE223)
investigating how land management practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can help inform sustainable management of the environment

Year 8 Science
Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)
Investigating how Aboriginal people recognise relationships in ecosystems by burning to promote new growth, attract animals and afford easier hunting and food gathering

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