Teaching Sustainability, Seasons and STEM with Aboriginal Perspectives

Explore ways to teach sustainability, seasons, and STEM to young children in ways that incorporate an Aboriginal Perspective.

Live online events

2 hours, 01:00 PM AEDT - 03:00 PM AEDT


  • PD hours: 2
  • $230.00 excl. GST


Teaching Sustainability, Seasons and STEM with Aboriginal PerspectivesSRF Wellbeing SRF Wellbeing 

For educators of children aged 3-8 in Early Childhood and Early Years settings

In this Professional Learning session, Mikayla King and Early Life Foundations bring Aboriginal Perspectives to the teaching and learning of STEM, Seasons and Sustainability.

Aimed at educators in early childhood and the early years of primary school, this session invites you to consider ways to understand and incorporate Aboriginal scientific knowledges into your teaching practice as outlined in curriculum frameworks.

This session provides first hand Aboriginal Perspectives, suggested resources and suitable experiences for young children including:

  • Respectful use of natural resources
  • Food-plants/animals /water
  • Aboriginal Seasons around Australia
  • A fresh look at STEM in the early years.

Mikayla King is a Kalkadoon and Dutch woman who was born on Whadjuk Country of the Noongar Nation. Her experience in education spans over a decade in various roles including Aboriginal Islander Education Officer, Classroom Teacher and Deputy Prinicipal. Currently, Mikayla is lecturing at Edith Cowan University whilst completing her PhD. She has been recognised on a local and national level for her impact in the education realm.

Teaching Sustainability, Seasons and STEM aligns to EYLF Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5
EYLF Principles: Equity, inclusions and high expectations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, Critical reflection and ongoing professional learning.
EYLF Practices: Valuing the cultural and social content of children and their families.

APTS 1.3, 1.4, 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 6.2

NQF QA 1,3,5,6