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Rainforest interactions

Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, Budderoo National Park

Overview

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Rainforest interactions is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Budderoo National Park which focuses on geography as a KLA. You'll undertake a geographical investigation of biophysical processes and their interactions at Minnamurra Rainforest. Students learn how an understanding of these factors is needed for sustainable management.

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Geography: Biophysical interactions.

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

Stage Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Key learning area Geography
Student outcomes

P2. Describes the interactions between the four components which define the biophysical environment.

P3. Explains how a specific environment functions in terms of biophysical factors.

P9. Uses maps, graphs and statistics, photographs and fieldwork to conduct geographical inquiries.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Observe and identify unique features of the rainforest, through guided exploration
  • Identify biophysical processes and their interactions at Minnamurra Rainforest
  • Use field techniques to measure and collect biophysical data
  • Describe the geographical processes that form and transform the rainforest
  • Explain how current management strategies are contributing to the sustainable use of the rainforest.

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school terms. Different length programs are available on consultation.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
Duration
2-5 hr
Grading
Easy. Fieldwork beside river along the rainforest path.
Price

From $500 per group for up to 25 students, $20 per student (includes GST)

Accessibility
Easy
Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.
Equipment
provided
Yes. Worksheet masters, pre-activity and post-activity resources. 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.

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Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan