Science Pathways for Indigenous Communities targets primary and middle school students in remote Indigenous communities and uses on-country projects as the context for learning science linked to Indigenous ecological knowledge.

Science Pathways for Indigenous Communities deliver on-site adult learning programs to school staff and community to work together in the planning and implementation of Two-way Science as well as Aboriginal language and culture programs. It builds on the strengths of Indigenous ecological knowledge and the educational opportunities provided by the rich cultural and environmental landscape of remote Aboriginal communities.

Student at Areyonga School reads materials in Pitjantjatjara and English.

Learning on-country field trips with Elders and Indigenous Rangers are central to a Two-way Science program and create an authentic and culturally responsive learning environment. These trips provide a meaningful and practical focus for science, literacy and numeracy activities, as well as effective teaching and learning strategies for English as a second language students. Learning on-country is connected to classroom learning before and after the field trips and integrated across learning areas.

Science Pathways for Indigenous Communities also facilitates partnerships with local Indigenous ranger programs, scientific researchers and land management organisations, and supports pathways to relevant employment and training.

In Western Australia, program facilitators deliver Two-way Science workshops for school staff and community to work together in the planning and implementation of Two-way Science. In the Northern Territory the program facilitate Language and Culture workshops with Aboriginal Teacher Assistants to build capacity in the direction and delivery of language and science.

Wiluna Remote Community School partners with the Martu Rangers to learn land management on-country.

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