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Rainforest ecosystems - Minnamurra

Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Science, Budderoo National Park

Overview

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Rainforest ecosystems is a Stage 5 (Years 9-10) school excursion in Budderoo National Park which focuses on science. You'll investigate the biotic and abiotic features of Minnamurra rainforest, the cycling of materials and human interactions.

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Students will then learn about what is done to manage human impacts on this ecosystem.

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

Stage Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
Key learning area Science
Student outcomes

SC5-14LW. Analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

SC5-15LW. Explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Objectives

Students will:

  • Take a guided walk through the rainforest
  • Observe and measure biotic and abiotic features and the communities of interdependent organisms
  • Explain the cycling of materials through the ecosystem
  • Observe human impacts on the rainforest
  • Evaluate some strategies used to balance conserving, protecting and maintaining the quality and sustainability of the environment with human activities and needs

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school terms.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
Duration
1hr 45min
Grading
Easy. Classroom presentation and guided walk through the rainforest.
Price

Minimum $300 per group for up to 25 students, $12 per student (includes GST)

Accessibility
Easy
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 (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy annual pass
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Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan