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Sensing the rainforest at Dorrigo National Park
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Dorrigo National Park
Join us and explore the rainforest in this Stage 3 (Years 5-6) Geography excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Students will experience the diverse features and characteristics of this subtropical Gondwana Rainforest of Australia.
Read more about Sensing the rainforest at Dorrigo National Park
Sensing the Rainforest is a school excursion in Dorrigo National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on Geography outcomes. Ranger-guided activities encourage students to experience the rainforest through their senses, describing the diverse features and characteristics this Gondwanan rainforest environment.
Through guided, sensory activities such as silent sit spots, blindfolded games and nature observation, students become immersed in the rainforest. Differing perceptions about the management of places and environments are explored, through the lens of National Parks and Wildlife Management of this unique subtropical rainforest.
Students acquire and communicate geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry through map reading and interpretation and field observation.
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 3 (Years 5-6)|
GE3-1. Describes the diverse features and characteristics of 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
- Guided. Available on request.
- Dorrigo National Park in North Coast
$260 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, via Waterfall Way and 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.
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 5935
- 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.