Wetlands Environmental Education Centre

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Aboriginal wetland connections

History and Geography

Stage 3

Students investigate connection to place through the natural environment around Wetlands Environmental Education Centre, including links to the Hunter River (Coquon).

Students will explore a freshwater wetland ecosystem and examine wetland animal and plant species and their use by Awabakal people. Students investigate how people change the natural environment in Australia and examine ways people influence the characteristics of places, including the management of spaces, Aboriginal land use and management practices.


Introduction including history and traditional land use of the Hunter Wetlands.

·       Aboriginal use of wetland plants and animals.

·       Aboriginal and colonial local history

·       Seasonal calendars

·       GPS Quest


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