Education Program for Schools
Our Education Program provides opportunities for Educators and students to learn about Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultures as well as our Shared History. The Education Program is facilitated (voluntarily) by a sub-committee of Balaangala members.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Workers and suitably qualified non-Indigenous people are engaged to provide activities in the Garden Space at Yoorala St, The Gap.
Cultural Workers (and other presenters) nominate the type of presentation or activity they can provide and where possible, these are tailored to suit the age and particular interest of the group. The activities include topics such as music, art, stories, bush foods, shared history, and more.
Education Program excursions are held in the Garden Space at 98 Yoorala St, The Gap. Students are able to explore the garden and learn “on country”. The activities are authentic and “hands-on”.
The Garden Space is full of plants used by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people for food, fibre, craft, medicine, tools. The plants are signed indicating their uses and where known, the local or neighbouring Indigenous language name for that plant.
Excursion costs vary depending on numbers and type of activity provided.
If you are an educator wishing to inquire about an incursion/excursion, please contact us.
If you are interested in presenting or assisting with workshops, you can find more information here.
University and Community Group Connections
Balaangala has had an ongoing relationship with volunteers from QUT’s The Big Lift. Their fantastic volunteers have contributed to the Garden Space and assisted with events. They are given opportunities to learn and participate in cultural workshops and discussions.
If you are from a community or educational group and would like to get involved, please contact us.