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Sensing the rainforest at Dorrigo National Park

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Dorrigo National Park

Overview

School excursions in NSW national parks

We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.

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Join us and explore the rainforest in this Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Students will examine the wonders of the Gondwana Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

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

Geographical concepts of place, space, environment and interconnection are explored, and fieldwork observation is 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 – Factors that Shape Places.  

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

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area Geography
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:

  • Visit the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest 
  • 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 World Heritage-listed place, its significance, and how it’s cared for.

Excursion details

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Dorrigo National Park
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy
Price

$235 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, via Waterfall Way and Dome Road
Equipment
provided
Yes
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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Operated by

  • North Coast

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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