School excursionSpecial Offer
Exploring the rainforest
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
School excursions in NSW national parks
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Join us and explore a unique rainforest environment on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Students will conduct field exercises and learn what makes rainforest areas so special.
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Students will be guided through the dynamic rainforest in the foothills of Barrington Tops. This breathtaking area is the most accessible tract of rare dry rainforest in the Gloucester district. Walking along Copeland Creek, we’ll soak up the scenery under a canopy of red cedar, grey myrtles, shatterwood and many more majestic rainforest species.
The group will discover what a rainforest is and determine why they’re such special places and how we can conserve them. As they explore, they'll identify sustainable practices while considering the significance of the rainforest. Activities along the way may include rainforest art, data collection, a bug survey, nature observation and sensory awareness.
Uncover the mysterious wildlife that call this special place home, including koalas, spotted-tailed quolls, microbats, brush-tailed possums and wompoo pigeons. Students will discover what they eat, where they sleep and how they live in this incredibly diverse environment.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
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
Key inquiry questions:
Weekdays during school term.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
$240 for 30 participants (includes GST). Larger school groups welcome, conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Copeland Tops State Conservation Area carpark
- 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.
- School excursion inquiries - Newcastle Hunter
- 02 4927 3267
- 02 4946 4150
- Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
- in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.