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Landscapes and landforms at Minnamurra Rainforest

Stage 4 (Years 7-8), Geography, Budderoo 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 at beautiful Minnamurra Rainforest for this Stage 4 (Years 7-8) geography excursion. Students will observe and record the diversity of landscapes and landforms, and participate in fieldwork data collection.

Read more about Landscapes and landforms at Minnamurra Rainforest

This Stage 4 excursion in Budderoo National Park will help students understand how Minnamurra Rainforest functions. Students will explore the various features of this natural landscape and examine the processes that create these landscapes and landforms.

Students will discuss the management and protection of the rainforest and the role of NSW National Parks in its sustainable management.

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

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

GE4-1. Locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments

GE4-2. Describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments

GE4-4. Examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues

GE4-5. Discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability

GE4-7. Acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry

GE4-8. Communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies

Objectives

Students will:

  • Take a guided walk through the rainforest
  • Draw a field sketch
  • Collect and record geographical data from the rainforest using a variety of techniques
  • Identify the landscapes and landforms in and around Minnamurra Rainforest
  • Explain the interaction between the physical and human elements of the rainforest
  • Understand why and how rainforest issues are managed
  • Recognise the responsibility of the government in managing the rainforest

Key inquiry questions:

  • What landforms and landscapes are found at Minnamurra Rainforest?
  • What environmental and human processes form and transform landscapes and landforms at Minnamurra Rainforest?
  • Why do people value the landscapes of Minnamurra Rainforest?

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school term.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
Duration
2hrs 30min
Grading
Easy. Classroom presentation and guided walk through the rainforest.
Price

Minimum $350 per group for up to 25 students, $14 per student (includes GST).

Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
Equipment
provided
Yes. Worksheet masters, pre and post-activity resources, and additional references will be provided on booking.
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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Park info

  • in Budderoo National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Budderoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The park gates at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre open at 9am and close at 5pm every day.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day only in the Minnamurra Rainforest area. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

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