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WildTracker at Dorrigo National Park
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Dorrigo National Park
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|
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
- Weekdays during school terms.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Dorrigo National Park
- $235 per group up to 20 students. GST included. For groups over 20, conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dome Road
- 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.