Bush tucker walk
(Also included as part of Survivor activities)
Students will travel to a botanical walk approximately 15 minutes from Barcaldine, to take part in a nature walk, which foregrounds a wide variety of flora and fauna, including bush foods and medicines. Students will be provided with a field guide of the useful plants in this area, as well as information on tracks and scats of animals that frequent the area. Students will learn important safety skills to ensure a safe bush walk experience and will discuss differences between this environment and the environment in which they live. This walk is also offered as part of the 'Survivor' activities.
Time: 2 hours.
Students will be given an opportunity to utilize the Wanpa-rda commercial kitchen to make their own damper. Each tribe will work together to measure and prepare ingredients to make damper. Where possible, students will be given the opportunity to recognise and collect bush tucker as part of the ingredients to make their damper. Once prepared the damper will be placed in camp ovens and cooked in the campfire and eaten on their last night. This activity assists in raising awareness of traditional bush tucker, as well as providing students an opportunity to experience the production of food and food specialisations. This activity links directly to ACARA and the Design and Technology Content Descriptors. This activity also encompasses ACARAs Cross Curriculum priorities and the development of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.