With the aim of ensuring holistic learning outcomes for Indigenous students, the Learning on Country program is a partnership between local schools and rangers to bring education out of the classroom onto the land and sea through camps and weekly day trips.
The objective of the Learning on Country (LoC) program is ‘two ways’ learning that achieves formal middle and senior year education outcomes while also supporting indigenous knowledge transfer, traditional skills and culture.
The ambitions of LoC are achieved through close consultation between the four schools of the Anindilyakwa Archipelago, the ALC Rangers, local communities and traditional owners.
Through LoC the Rangers offer weekly work experience opportunities for selected students whereby the students work alongside the Rangers to complete essential work tasks. The students complete elements of the Certificate II in Conservation Land Management through the work experience program.