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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.

2021 schedule:

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
Makuru (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.

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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

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Please refer to the Kings Park Education Cancellation Policy before booking this program.

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Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 1 February 2021 until Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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