Karno grew up in Aldinga and has always been intrigued by all forms of life. This is where his love for the Marine Discovery Centre and what it does for South Australian schools comes in. Karno has been a part of the Marine Discovery Centre and the Star of The Sea School since 2016. Assisting the MDC on its marine trails and helping with the maintenance of Aquariums.
Karno is of Aboriginal background being both Kaurna and Narungga, the Kaurna Meyunna (People) are the traditional landowners of the Adelaide plains and the Narungga people from Yorke peninsula.
Karno has been employed by the Catholic education department and the Star of the Sea Primary school as an Aboriginal Cultural Educator/Marine Trainee. Karno does a great job of sharing his knowledge of the traditional ways of living, from teachings he has had by his uncle and patron to the Marine Discovery Centre Karl Telfer.
Karno teaches a wide variety of knowledge, this includes the traditional language of the Kaurna Meyunna, geographic mapping, hunting techniques, music playing, storytelling and dancing.
Karno does a great job of tying all of this and weaving together the understanding from the traditional people of Australia, they’re deep connection with the spirit of the land, all that live on it and the ways the people lived in a highly sustainable way.