Kids on Country

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Kids on Country is a Youth Programs Initiative available to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people aged 12–17.

This Nature Foundation SA program improves wellbeing and provides pathways to
education and employment that build on connection to nature and country. Please click here for a brochure.

The Kids on Country Program was a Finalist i n the prestigious TAFE SA Connecting Communities Award at the 2018 South Australian Community Achievement Awards.
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KIDS ON COUNTRY OFFERS:

  • An immersion program: Witchelina Nature Reserve Camp and Hiltaba Nature Reserve Camp
  • In-school workshops
  • Conservation activities
  • Cultural activities
  • Social and emotional wellbeing workshops

KIDS ON COUNTRY DELIVERS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT:

  • Links with Traditional Owners
  • Links with education providers and employers
  • Promotes pathways to STEM
  • Enhances identity and life skills
  • Is fun and innovative
  • Builds resilience and enhances identity and life skills

 ACTIVITIES:

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  • History, geology and ecology presentations
  • Cultural walks and Aboriginal education
  • Native plants and animals, bush medicine and bush tucker
  • Career talks
  • GPS navigation skills
  • Capacity building workshops focusing on strengths and wellbeing

FUNDING PARTNERS:

Heathgate-blue-on-white-LOGO-CROP.jpgIn 2015, Heathgate Resources established its award winning Aboriginal School Mentoring Program (ASMP), which aims to encourage students to complete school, and develop education and career pathways into the resources sector. As part of the ASMP, Nature Foundation SA delivers a series of ecological work experience camps called 'Kids on Country'.


Perpetual_RGB-(1).jpgInspired by Heathgate Resources’ ASMP, Nature Foundation SA created a dedicated youth program as part of our broader education initiative.  In 2018 two more Kids on Country camps are being held: one at Witchelina Nature Reserve and one at Hiltaba Nature Reserve, with Carlton School, Port Augusta (with attendees from Leigh Creek Area School). These camps were made possible by Perpetual’s Impact Philanthropy Program. 


LK_lockup-02-ASLP.JPGA further Kids on Country camp will be held in early May 2018 at Calperum Station with Le Fevre High School, with generous sponsorship from Lipman Karas.  


If you are interested in partnering with Nature Foundation SA to sponsor a Kids on Country program, please contact Caroline Nefiodovas.


FURTHER INFORMATION:

Katie Perry, Youth Programs Coordinator

08 8340 2880 |  0433 998 624

katie.perry@nfsa.org.au