Science Week 2012
Modern Science and Indigenous Customary Knowledge: sharing information and experiences at the Australian Museum (10-12th August 2012)
Aboriginal people have supported themselves here for tens of thousands of years and have a wealth of knowledge about how to manage country and which plants and animals to use for tools, food and medicine. In the modern day, these skills are still relevant and important for people managing farmland and reserves, for scientists and researchers looking at new drug discovery, and for schools and educators seeking ways of bringing a deeper meaning into the classroom.
To explore this area, the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP), based out of Macquarie University, presented a series of workshops, science practicals and seminars at the Australian Museum for school students, educators, scientists and the general public.
National Science Week link (Youtube)