wawa Euroa Wayilak
- Location: Euroa, VIC
- Product code: PMK1YE
This wawa Euroa wayilak (young people) experience provides children aged 5-12 years with an introduction to Taungurung culture, specifically around cultural use of plants for food, medicine, and tools, all within the wonderfully engaging setting of the Euroa Arboretum. This experience is a fun and immersive way for children and parents to develop or deepen their own connection to Country through hands on activities led by Taungurung guides.
We start with a traditional Welcome Smoking Ceremony which many wayilak may not have experienced before. Next, we embark on a sensory journey to learn about the ways that Taungurung culture is connected to plants – this includes tasting bush foods, identifying plants through smell, finding and grinding seeds for food and listening for frogs, insects and birds as indicators of healthy eco-systems. We’ll have damper and tea, teach them a dance and finish with an art class to make a unique keepsake that tells their own story of what they’ve learned from the experience. We meet, we mingle, we move, we make. We look forward to welcoming you.