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Investigating rainforests at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Budderoo National Park

Overview

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Investigating rainforests is a school excursion in Budderoo National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE. Experience a true rainforest with buttressed trees, strangler figs, hanging vines, epiphytic orchids and ferns and learn about the animals and other living things that depend on the forest.

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Explore and investigate what makes a rainforest special and the connections to other rainforest, environments and people.

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Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GE3-1. Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments

GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

GE3-3. Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments

GE3-4. Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

Objectives

Students will:

  • Take a guided walk through a rainforest
  • Reflect on what a rainforest is
  • Collect information for geographical enquiry about the rainforest
  • Observe and identify some of the plants and animals living in the rainforest, and the relationships between them
  • Discuss the benefits of preserving the rainforest
  • Observe human impact on the rainforest, and how this can be managed

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school terms.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
Duration
1hr 45min
Grading
Easy. Classroom presentation and guided walk through the rainforest.
Price

Minimum $300 per group for up to 25 students, $12 per student (includes GST)

Accessibility
Easy
Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.
Equipment
provided
Yes. Worksheet masters, pre and post-activity resources, and additional references will be provided on booking.
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 Budderoo National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Budderoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The park gates at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre open at 9am and close at 5pm every day.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan