For National Science Week we will be exploring the deadly inventions and innovations from Australia’s First Peoples, The First Scientists.
First Nations people have used what we now call science for over 65,000 years to adopt lessons learnt from the land, sea and sky into their ways of living through stories, song and dance.
“You may have been taught that the first scientists were just hunter-gatherers, but in fact they were some of the greatest minds of their time.” - Corey Tutt, author of The First Scientists.
Across Australia there is evidence of people predicting the weather through astronomy, engineering tools like boomerangs, fish traps and glues - using technology to develop maps and tracking practices, and an extensive knowledge of chemistry to harness the bush to produce medicines, treatments and skin care.
These three hands-on intergenerational sessions will explore:
Thank you to National Science Week and Inspiring WA for supporting this activity.
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