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WildTracker at Dorrigo National Park

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Dorrigo National Park

Overview

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Join us and walk on the wild side of Dorrigo on WildTracker – an excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students. Together we’ll immerse ourselves in this stunning natural environment and use scientific skills of enquiry to discover its secrets.

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Students will carry out field investigations to explore the living world of Dorrigo National Park. We’ll collect, sort and group a series of rainforest invertebrates, perform a tree shake and role-play our leaf damage detective. Results of these investigations form the basis for discussions on lifecycle stages and factors that influence invertebrate distribution in the forest.

Students will learn about the complexity of life in the forest and the myriad co-dependencies between species.

We’ll examine what it means to be a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and what’s involved in protecting the rainforest.

This excursion is designed to support the K-6 science and technology syllabus topic The Living World. 

 

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area Science and Technology
Student outcomes

ST2-1WS-S. Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-2DP-T. Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST2-4LW-S. Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

Objectives

Students will:

  • Engage with the local environment of the national park. They'll become aware of the plants and animals that live in this particular place.  
  • Investigate some features of plants and animals, how they can be grouped and how they rely on each other.
  • Learn about UNESCO and World-Heritage listings, and how important these are in protecting unique environments world-wide.
  • Learn about the role played by NSW National Parks staff in protecting the environment for the people of NSW.

Excursion details

When
Weekdays during school terms.
Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Dorrigo National Park
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy
Price
$235 per group up to 20 students. GST included. For groups over 20, conditions apply.
Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dome Road
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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Park info

  • in Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
  • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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