NPWS ranger Uncle Mark Flanders will share his knowledge of bush food with students taking part in the Indigenous cultural awareness activities.
NPWS ranger Uncle Mark Flanders will share his knowledge of bush food with students taking part in the Indigenous cultural awareness activities. Leigh Jensen

Uncle Mark to lead kids on adventure into Indigenous culture

STUDENTS from 20 schools around the Coffs Coast and wider Mid-North Coast regions will be learning from each other and from the NSW National Parks in a month of Indigenous cultural awareness activities.

Starting from this Monday and continuing into the middle of July, the students will benefit from a 10-year partnership between the Cascade Environmental Education Centre and National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Centre principal John McQueen and NPWS Aboriginal Discovery Ranger, Uncle Mark Flanders, will lead the activities to mark NAIDOC.

Activities will include communication with symbols through sand art, ochre body art, studying Indigenous artefacts, music and bush tucker.

The schools taking part are the Woolgoolga, Dorrigo and Orara High Schools, and the public schools of Upper Orara, Coramba, Lowanna, William Bayldon Public School, Raleigh, Crossmaglen, Stuarts Point, Eungai, Nambucca Heads, Narranga, Dorrigo, Dundurrabin, Hernani, Coutts Crossing, Sandy Beach and Ebor.



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