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Journey to an ancient world

Stage 4 (Years 7-8), Geography, New England National Park

Overview

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Journey to an ancient world is a school excursion in New England National Park for Stage 4 (Years 7-8) students focusing on geography as a KLA. Journey back in time to the ancient rainforests of the Gondwana super-continent.

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The journey provides a window into the ancient past when rainforests covered the land we now call Australia. Students gain an understanding of the evolution of rainforest over geological time.

Geography: 4G2 Global Environments

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Stage Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Key learning area Geography
Student outcomes

4.1. Identifies and gathers geographical information.

4.6. Describes the geographical processes that form and transform environments.

4.8. Describes the interrelationships between people and environments.

Objectives

Explores changing perceptions towards rainforest over time:

  • Introduces concepts of indigenous management of rainforest on the Dorrigo Plateau
  • Highlights how the rainforests of CERRA represent remnants of once widespread rainforest and how they fulfil the criteria for inclusion on the list of World Heritage areas
  • Demonstrates how global climatic changes have a profound effect on Australia's vegetation and bio-diversity
  • Explores the geo-heritage of The Great Escarpment and Ebor Volcano.

Excursion details

When

By arrangement.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
New England National Park
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium
Price

$475 per group (price includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Easy
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

  • School excursion inquiries - North Coast
  • 02 6657 2309
  • 02 6657 2145

Park info

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Wrights Lookout, New England National Park. Photo: S Ruming