Early summary of project ideas

Varying audiences and types

Activities suggested during consulations provided ways for families, community and ranger groups to spend time with young people on country caring for country. The activities fell into three camps: those for families and community groups, those where schools could help community-led initiatives and activities in schools. This is an early summary of the activities community's wanted developed. Compare this to the final list developed in the project.

 

 5Ws and a H – a process for designing activities. Includes two examples:

 Camping and learning together - family camping with a purpose.

Making beach cleanups count – including data collection and analysis with Tangaroa Blue.
 
What now? - using an aspect of a seasonal calendar. Repeated use of this activity could build a local seasonal calendar.
 
Walking country, talking country – to learn and then practice passing on plant knowledge.

Sea Country Champions  - students learning from role models in the community who are caring for country.
 
Digital story telling – digitising activities and events on country so as to use the digitised content in multiple ways.

Teacher implementation plan for “Away with words” rich task for years 6-7 students.
 
 
Two ideas emerged from discussions about building capacity in adults to support Sea Country Guardian activities for young people; one for teachers in schools (possibility in collaboration with Indigenous rangers or teacher aides) and one for community leaders taking young people onto country.
 
Supporting science in schools - workshops for teachers and Indigenous staff and community.
 
Learning about learning boot camps for families and community groups to learn techniques for engaging young people.
 
We have also considered:
 
Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management program for young people hosted by Cooktown State School.
 
Taking a Choice – a modification of the digitising project to inform community debate about hunting.
 
Lockhart project - Assisting council employees, rangers and the school to design projects.
 
 Potential and other water quality monitoring and other monitoring projects including threatened species management - developing conservation skills and knowledge.
 
Climate change activities - Learning about carbon trading to be ready to take opportunities when they arise and actvities/games around   "What is carbon anyway?"

See the project samples on this web site for the final results of the projects.