by J John Lowe
Ended on April 6th 2018
Dream Foundation Australia is working with Ku-ring-gai Council to stage a series of ten open air film nights for families in the local area. The events are in support of two collaborating social projects, Earth Story and “Children Make the Difference to the Natural World” that originated in the municipality, and are underway in West Pymble Public School.
Your support of the Cinema nights and the Not for profit projects will raise funds aimed at restoring the love of nature and connection to the land for our children, and to bring indigenous culture and lore back into society.
Funds raised will cover costs for the production, insurance and local staff to organise these events so they will be great experiences, and create a community atmosphere.
Get in early to take advantage of our bundled ticket and food rewards for the first event at Bi-Centennial Park, West Pymble on April 6th 2018, where we will screen Disney’s “The Big Friendly Giant”
We are also looking for community volunteers and corporate sponsorship for the events. Please read the page below to find out about these projects, and how you and your family might contribute and benefit.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and we will contact you.
Earth Story and Dream Foundation Australia are working together to restore society’s love of nature, improve humanity’s connection to the Land and promote the importance of the Land’s indigenous Lore.
Earth Story, a not-for-profit volunteer-run organisation, works closely with indigenous Elders and environmental conservation specialists to develop and rejuvenate endemic ecosystems within school grounds and the broader community.
Learn-scapes and traditional indigenous yarning circles are included within these restorations. Where possible the work involved is undertaken by the local children and community, under supervision and guidance of trained volunteers/specialises. Earth Story then coordinates indigenous Elders and environmental experts to visit the developed sites and share their knowledge of the ecosystems – conservation information, dreamtime stories, traditional uses, local season indications and general environmental knowledge.
Dream Foundation Australia is an NGO with a project is called “Children make the difference to the Natural World”. Children, through their love of nature and connection to the land, can have larger impact to form and lead their own social movements to foster regenerative and sustainable development.
Within this collaboration Dream Foundation Australia helps with the facilitation of the business aspect of Earth Story, including financial, legal, communications and leadership support.
Earth Story in West Pymble Public School
At the beginning of 2018, the Earth Story’s pilot project was launched in West Pymble Public School by founder Greg Taylor, with strong support of the principal and P&C.
Surveys, site assessments and approvals from experts have been done for a 100 square meter ecosystem restoration. A dry creek bed will be established to allow the natural flow of water. Native edible and medicinal gardens will surround the creek bed, mitigating storm water runoff and re-directing water to the native gardens.
An indigenous yarning circle and out education area will be created for the children as a place to go to experience harmony and peace.
At the time of writing the plan for the first PC project workday is being finalised.