Exploring on Country

For our Olabud Doogethu staff, and our clients, getting out on Country is important. Nature’s classroom offers a wealth of learnings, and these experiences vary throughout the year, as do the seasons. At this time of year with most of the water holes dry, land is exposed that is under water for much of the year. The rocks which sit in the river and creek beds are now accessible, some made perfectly smooth by the running of the water, and some made angular with sharp edges, caused by being tumbled and cracked against each other by the fast flowing waters after a big wet season. The kids collected up some of the rocks discussing how the smooth ones can be used for grinding bush seeds and nuts into powder, and the sharp ones can be used for cutting foliage and make spear heads.