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Gurruuja Whale Welcome to Gumbaynggirr bari (homelands).


Gurruuja Whale Welcome to Gumbaynggirr bari (homelands) by local Unkya Lands Council.
Join us in celebrating the Ocean which is the totem of the Gumbaynggirr tribe.

The day will be filled with cultural activities and plastic solutions, provided by local elders, community members, universities and sponsors.

Over 1000 students from local high schools and primary schools will be involved in the day.


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 - Plastic Pollution Events
 - Youth Focused


Organization Name
Scotts Head Public School
Organization Type
Academic Institution - Grade School
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18
    Aboriginal Culture
    Ocean day is a day to celebrate the beautiful ocean , the connection that the local Gumbaynggirr people have with the ocean, through sharing Aboriginal culture stories, dance and promote sustainability and care for the ocean.
    Office of Environment and Heritage
    • Educators /demonstrators for the Mid North Coast Environmental Educators Network
    • Role plays of the great ‘mountains-to-the-mouth’ inter-active game developed for the MD Basin but easily modified to suit a local catchment. Involves kids acting out a number of water polluting scenarios as they travel down the catchment eg “Hi I’m Farmer Brown and I love to let my cows graze these mountain streams” -pours small amount of muddy water into a clear aquarium of clean fresh water, representing top of catchment—game progresses down the catch to demonstrate the accumulated pollution, “hi, I’m Frank Forester…..” “Hi, my names Don the Developer…. “ etc etc until the last person is a Primary school kid who has to use the resultant dirty water as it enters the sea at Scotts Head. “Hi, I’m Jack, and I have to swim in this” holds up glass of dirty water. Cheap op shop dress-ups add to the fun for the kids.
    • Community Engagement Trailer to support our display/activities
    • “Create a figure or message on beach”
    • beach nesting shorebird and chick, made from beach stones or dog leads (contributed by local dog owners for the day)
    • green turtle, made from rubbish collected in an early morning clean-up done that same day
    New England University.
    An entire discovery team (a bus and several people who are practiced at running activities with primary and secondary students) regarding water pollutions solutions.

    A drone and license to take whatever photos/videos of the events of the day.
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Scotts Head Beach
Ocean Parade
Scotts Head, New South Wales 2447 Australia