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A photo of Haylee Rivers delivering a First Nations virtual excursion Image: Abram Powell
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During this virtual excursion, students will have the opportunity to connect with a First Nations educator and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Students will learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups, the flags, Country, and explore The Dreaming, family structures, tools and technologies, and more.

The virtual excursions will be held online via Zoom. After your booking, an email will be sent with your confirmed session details and the Zoom link.



Stage 1

Geography

GE1-1 Describes features of places and the connections people have with places.

GE1-2 Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places.

Content

Students:

Investigate features of places and how they can be cared for (ACHGK005)

Investigate the weather and seasons of places (ACHGK006)

Investigate connections that people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have to local and global places (ACHGK010, ACHGK011, ACHGK012)

History

HT1-2 Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community.

Content

The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance (ACHHK045)

Stage 2

Geography

GE2-1 Examines features and characteristics of places and environment.

GE2-2 Describes the ways people, places and environments interact.


Available on various Tuesdays and Thursdays in October and November 2021.


$100 per class (up to 30 students), plus $50 for each additional class within the same school.


Any changes to numbers or cancellations must be made in writing by emailing Group.Bookings@australian.museum before the date for Final Confirmation (14 days prior to your visit).

Sessions require a minimum of 20 students to go ahead. While we make all attempts to combine schools to reach the minimum, we may cancel sessions if this minimum number cannot be reached.


Final booking numbers must be confirmed at least 14 days prior to the scheduled visit.

A tax invoice will be issued prior to your visit based on Final Confirmation details.


A tax invoice based on Final Confirmation details will be issued prior to your visit or session.

Please advise at the time of booking if the tax invoice needs to be issued to a different contact name or email address. NSW Department of Education schools that use the EDConnect payment system should advise this at time of booking and provide a purchase order number if required.

Our payment terms are nett 14 days. However, it is the AM’s strong preference that bookings be paid in full prior to the visit.

Adjustments on the day – the AM will adjust the invoice amount and you must pay the difference where:
i) Group numbers increase from Final Confirmationnumbers; or
ii) the Group changes to a more expensive booking/ticket.

The adjusted invoice payment terms are nett 14 days. To be clear, where numbers are less than Final Confirmation numbers, no deductions or refunds will be given.

Group Bookings Terms and Conditions


To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via video conference you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A camera and microphone connected to your device
  • A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop

For a whole class or group connecting together you will also need:

  • A projector or screen connected to your device
  • Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up

If connecting on individual devices you will need:

  • Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom via Aarnet. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.

After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.


Students need to be supervised at all times during the virtual excursion. If students are connecting via individual computers, please remind them to turn their cameras and microphones off unless asking a question.