Eating six termites will cure an upset stomach. A boomerang was used to scare birds into nets set up in tall trees. Lemon myrtle was used to keep bugs away and to season kangaroo meat. These are just a few of the incredible things we learned today from the Aboriginal people at Ngutana Lui. The students learned to throw a boomerang, create traditional dot paintings, and heard ancient stories that have carried Aboriginal culture from generation to generation.
Tuesday we got our hands on, quite literally, some of the fantastically unique Australian animals. We took a cruise boat up the Brisbane River to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. In class, students learn the many layers that influence our perceptions of the world. For coursework, they are keeping D.I.E. Continue reading