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Dolphin Dreaming

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Overview

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Dolphin dreaming is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Cape Byron State Conservation Area, focusing on HSIE Geography outcomes. Through story, dance and creative expression, Arakwal Aboriginal guides present the life and culture of Byron Bay's Aboriginal people.

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Students will be encouraged to participate in dance and ceremonies, paint their own special place and learn about the significance of dolphins to the Arakwal community.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

HT1-2. Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time

HT1-3. Describes the effects of changing technology on people's lives over time

Objectives

Students will:

  • Investigate the connections that the Arakwal Aboriginal People have to the land, sea and animals of this place
  • Hear stories, learn song and dance to understand why this place is important to Arakwal People and how it can be cared for

Excursion details

When
Weekdays during school terms.
Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Duration
1hr 30min
Grading
Easy
Price

$9.90 per person (minimum $198).

Accessibility
No disabled access
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6620 9300.
  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles at the Cape Byron Lighthouse and Information Centre carpark.

    $4 per vehicle per hour at Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass carparks.

    There's coin-operated and credit card payment facilities.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Looking along the beach, Cosy Corner. Photo: John Spencer