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Yarn Strong Sista: Bringing Bush Tucker into Early Childhood and Primary Curriculum Workshop

Session Date and Time:

11.7.2017 – 11.7.2017
Tuesday, 10am to 12pm


FKA Children’s Services, 42 Dight St, Collingwood VIC 3066


fkaCS Member $99 GST incl / Non-member $110 GST incl

For more information contact:

Yarn Strong Sista 03 9338 3492

FKA Children's Services 03 9428 4471 | fkacs@fka.org.au



NA - Designed for teachers, educators and other early childhood professionals

As part of our Culture and Community Partnership, Yarn Strong Sista and FKA Children's Services are pleased to announce this exciting professional learning opportunity... 

Starting in the July school holidays and ending in Term 4, join Yarn Strong Sista’s Annette Sax – Taungurung Early Childhood Consultant, Artist and Storyteller – as she delivers four hands-on workshops here at the FKA Children’s Services office in Collingwood.

Participants are welcome to join individual workshops or all four. Places are limited for a small group workshop so get in fast to avoid missing out!

fkaCS members receive 10% discount – use code: fkamembers


Session Summary: 

Incorporating bush tucker programs into the curriculum as Early Childhood Educators and Primary Teachers is a fun and tasty way of demonstrating the diversity of Indigenous knowledges and skills. It also demonstrates the strong link between Indigenous people and the land, learning ways to be resourceful and thrive off what the land has to offer.

This Professional Development workshop refers to existing resources that have been developed by Yarn Strong Sista in conjunction with Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. We will share and reflect on Dr. Sue Atkinson Lopez’s PhD research “Indigenous Early Childhood Curriculum and Self Determination” which has a focus on “What Aboriginal Elders Want Children to Learn about Culture.”

Participants will come away from this workshop with recipe ideas, an understanding of traditional and contemporary uses of Indigenous plants and animals and how to utilise these in your curriculum. Plus, as a treat, our Aboriginal presenter will bring some bush tucker for you to taste!

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