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The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference 2020

Date and Time
Fri 26th Jun, 8:00 am - Sat 27th and Jun 2020, 4:00 pm

Mercure Sydney Liverpool
424-458 Hoxton Park Rd, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia


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The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference: Sparkling STEM

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are ancient knowledge. Because we know that Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest living culture in the world, the sciences, technologies, engineering and maths knowledge and practices are the most developed and sophisticated on this planet. The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference this year is festooned with an incredible line up of Aboriginal experts in STEM.

This year’s 2-day conference will feature a unique approach to make the experience of learning together with a complete experience. As each of the Aboriginal experts shares their knowledge and practices, conference delegates will simultaneously engage in a beautiful hands-on practical experience related to the STEM content area as a holistic approach to experiencing Aboriginal knowledge and practices. Be prepared to have all of your senses ignited and to be completely immersed in innovative contemporary approaches to sophisticated ancient knowledge and practices.

The presentations from across the Country will bring you:    

  • Aboriginal approaches to brain research and neuroscience in community education
  • Ancient Aboriginal technologies in current everyday practice
  • Aboriginal knowledge as the way to combat climate change
  • Aboriginal mapping of Country with children using robotics and drones
  • Maths through kinship systems
  • Small world approaches to big world stories
  • Aboriginal astronomy
  • Bush tucker
  • Bush medicine
  • Aboriginal early childhood practitioners’ panel
  • Collective cultural yarning

Our unique conference will leave you feeling nourished and refreshed. The presentations will leave you with lots of ideas and practical ways to embed Aboriginal approaches to STEM in your service. You’ll leave with a sense of empowerment to ensure that you are brining Aboriginal knowledges and practices into every corner of your program.

Come join our beautiful growing community for an unforgettable professional learning experience.  

Market Place:
Beautiful inclusive resources, books and wares will be available on the day from a variety of market stalls. 

Travel & Accommodation: 
For those delegates travelling from interstate or internationally, the Mercure Sydney Liverpool has affordable and beautiful accommodation. Parking is available. Please direct your enquiries about accommodation to them by calling: 02 8784 4878



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Date and Time
Fri 26th June, 8:00 am - Sat 27th Jun 2020, 4:00 pm

Mercure Sydney Liverpool
424-458 Hoxton Park Rd, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia