Ecosystems at risk
Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, Dorrigo National Park
Ecosystems at risk is a school excursion in Dorrigo National Park for Stage 6 (Years 11-12) students focusing on geography as a KLA and is designed to complement a case study of a particular ecosystem at risk.
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Geography: Ecosystems at Risk
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 6 (Years 11-12)|
|Key learning area||Geography|
- Guided. Available on request.
- Dorrigo National Park
$335 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
- 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-6-geography-ecosystems-at-risk-dorrigo-national-park/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 2309
- 02 6657 2145
- 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.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Ecosystems at risk.
- Group meets at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre - welcome by Discovery Rangers.
- Presentation by Discovery Ranger, summarising main natural and human impacts which put the ecosystem at risk, and management strategies and plans to combat threats.
- Morning tea and toilet break
- Guided walk from Rainforest Centre to Crystal Shower Falls and return to The
- Glade Picnic Area (4.6km) for lunch.
- Optional addition of role-play exercise. (3 hrs)
Getting there and parking
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - medium
Sloping sections and steps on walking track. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.