Kids on Country

A better understanding of the Gawler Ranges landscape has been gained by high school students who attended a SA Arid Lands NRM -led workshop at the Kids on Country Camp at Hiltaba in June.

Gawler Ranges Community Engagement Officer Chris Fulton and SAAL Community Ecologist Ben McCallum shared information about flora and fauna, both native and non-native to the area, and observed herbivore grazing impacts on vegetation

They took the students on an interactive walking tour which started at the Shearer’s Quarters and ended on the rocky outcrops of the hills. The students observed the changes in the landscape as they climbed the hill.

Kids on Country is a collaboration between Aboriginal community leaders, secondary schools, industry partners and Nature Foundation SA staff and volunteers, who share a passion and expertise for increasing the capacity of young people to build on their skills by embedding knowledge of Traditional Owners, Aboriginal connection to country and STEM education.