The crater on Mount Elephant was host to around 100 students from Buninyong Primary School and Derrinallum College last week. The grade 3 and 4 students visited the mount and climbed into the crater to learn about geology, Landcare, indigenous cultural heritage and the history of the mount.
Landcare Coordinator Karen O’Keefe said it was fantastic to get the students out into the local landscape for workshop sessions which were conducted on the mount.
“Standing in the crater whilst talking about Landcare we saw a pair of wedge tailed eagles hovering above. Disused rabbit warrens were also visible as well as some fenced off remnant tree violets. Being able to see what we were talking about made it a more memorable and interesting experience for the students.”
Other workshop sessions included geology and water in the landscape, indigenous culture, the dreaming and dancing. The students also participated in indigenous activities including face painting, boomerang throwing and music didgeridoo playing.
Buninyong Primary School students will perform a play about Mount Buninyong and Mount Elephant in the coming months.