What's on: Ecology in First Nations cultures: Gallery tour and terrarium workshop

Discover how First Nations cultures use and protect the environment guided by ecological knowledge passed down through hundreds of generations.

Courtney Marsh from the First Nations team

Courtney Marsh from the First Nations team
Photographer: Nick Langley © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
Date:
24 November 2018
Time:
01.00 PM to 03.00 PM
Location:
Australian Museum, entry corner of College and William Streets
Admission:
$59 Members / $69 General Public / $64 Concession (includes General Admission)

For 60,000 years First Nations peoples have managed the land sustainably. Today, there is much we can learn from these principles and practices.

Starting with a tour of the First Australians Galleries, we will discuss how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities use the land, how they are impacted by climate change and methods they are employing to deal with the consequences of global warming.

Then join the AM’s First Nations team for a unique terrarium-building workshop. Using a container that you’ve brought from home to upcycle (jars, teapots and even coffee cups all work wonderfully) and our selection of native succulents and eco-friendly materials, we will create a beautiful and resilient green masterpiece.

Your take-home booty includes your own mobile carbon-dioxide conversion unit and bag of eco-goodies that will help you to become a green machine at home.

Suitable for ages 13+.

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