School excursion

Sensing the rainforest

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Sea Acres National Park

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Overview

Join us and explore the rainforest in this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion in Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. Students will examine the wonders of this rainforest by the sea.

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Through guided, sensory activities such as silent sit spots, blindfolded games and nature observation, students will become immersed in the rainforest.

Geographical concepts of place, space, environment and interconnection will be explored, and fieldwork observation will be put into practice.

Through fun activities, students will connect deeply with their environment and learn of its significance within a broad geographical context.

This excursion is designed to support the geography K-10 syllabus topic The earth’s environment.

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area Geography
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

Objectives

Students will:

  • Visit the rainforest by the sea
  • Participate in fun and interactive learning activities
  • Use geographical tools of enquiry to better understand a local environment
  • Gain an understanding of the nature of a unique rainforest by the sea, its significance and how it is cared for.

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school term.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy
Price

$260 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Easy
Meeting point
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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Info for teachers

All the practical information you need to know about Sensing the rainforest.

Program outline

  • Meet at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
  • Welcome, acknowledgement of Country and safety briefing
  • Walk 1.3km along a boardwalk
  • Interpretation by NPWS guide summarising the main natural and human impacts which put the ecosystem at risk
  • Interpretation of rainforest features through various sensing games along the track
  • Return to the rainforest centre for lunch and bus pickup
  • Farewell and depart

Getting there and parking

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is located at the entry to Sea Acres National Park. To get there:

  • From Port Macquarie, head south along Pacific Drive.
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is on the left just after Shelly Beach Road

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.

What to bring

Please wear long pants, closed comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Be ready for all weather conditions with a jumper and raincoat. And remember to bring food and any necessary medications.

It’s a good idea to pack your belongings in a backpack rather than a plastic bag because we have some curious birds who may try to break in and share your lunch with you.

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Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.