Kulunga Katitjin Kaarta Koomba - exploring Aboriginal culture and science to promote a sustainable and respectful future for all.
Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park) is a special place, it has been a place of significance for Noongar people for thousands of years.
Join Kings Park Education and local Aboriginal presenters who will share their knowledge of the six seasons of traditional Noongar life in this interactive cultural program.
Students will learn about Noongar Boodja (Noongar country) – the land, its plants, animals and people and their traditional ways of living on and caring for country; and participate in cultural activities traditionally associated with each season, such as plant uses for food and medicine, hunting, language, art, dance, and traditional games.
Each season is celebrated with a three-day ‘mini-festival’ for students from Pre-Primary to Year 6, held in Kings Park Education’s dedicated outdoor learning zone or Western Australian Botanic Garden.
Our immersive program will enhance respect for Aboriginal people, appreciation for diversity in our community and a sense of responsibility for caring for our natural environment.
You may also be interested in a Noongar glossary for local Aboriginal words that are used within this website.
- 23 - 25 March
- Bunuru (Second summer): Wetlands and fishing, dance and storytelling, Noongar Boodja Trail.
- 11 - 13 May
- Djeran (Cool season): Art and shelter, dance and storytelling, Noongar Boodja Trail.
- 22 - 24 June
- Makaru (Rain season): Hunting and tool making, dance and storytelling, Noongar Boodja Trail.
- 14 - 16 September
- Djilba (Transitional season): Family and traditional life, dance and storytelling, Noongar Boodja Trail.
- 19 - 21 October
- Kambarang (Wildflower season): Bush tucker and medicine, dance and storytelling, Noongar Boodja Trail.
- 30 Nov - 2 Dec
- Birok (First summer): Caring for country and fire, dance and storytelling, Noongar Boodja Trail.
Contact the Education Bookings Officer to find out more about activities and knowledge shared in each season.
This event is proudly supported by Fugro.
'Enhanced - NAIDOC Week and our HASS (History) learning. Really enjoyed tool making. Drawing was great.' - Year 3 Teacher
'Hands on activities - fishing, face-painting, hunting practice with honky nuts. Teachers were very knowledgeable.' – Year 3 Teacher
Please refer to the Kings Park Education Cancellation Policy before booking this program.